If they need to move up from 12, the Browns have the resources with 11 picks.
Said Brown: "We don't comment on all the rumors". The club now has Brock Osweiler on their roster after a trade with the Houston Texans, along with 23-year-old Cody Kessler and 24-year-old Kevin Hogan. "He's got some ability and talent and we look forward to him trying to establish himself here and have a chance to compete to be the starting quarterback".
The Jets, who own the sixth overall pick, are rumored to be the most likely trade partner. We really try to plan for the total haul. Brown left the door slightly ajar by saying the team could theoretically acquire a veteran quarterback, but that the team is not planning on adding a veteran.
Unless you happened to be in a coma during last football season, you already know that the Cleveland Browns have the first and 12 picks in next Thursday night's first round. "We feel good about where we are".
Will one of those players be presumptive top pick Myles Garrett, the havoc-wreaking pass rusher out of Texas A&M? The Patriots maintained they wanted to keep Garoppolo, who's entering the a year ago of his rookie contract, but director of player personnel Nick Carserio left the door slightly ajar Tuesday.
"I've asked that question to executives from 10 teams in the past couple of days and I've gotten 10 different answers", Pelissero said.
"We're open to it", Brown said.
Reports out of Cleveland arose regarding a possible rift in the draft room regarding whether or not to draft quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the number one overall pick.
Those are three players who should be able to step in and start for the Browns on Day 1, but while we're at it, why not add a fourth starter and some additional support for the secondary?
North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky is believed to be Cleveland's highest-rated quarterback, and his Northeast Ohio roots could make him irresistible to the team he grew up rooting for. "We learned a lot about what makes him tick, what motivates him, how he spends his down time, how he spends his time with his teammates". "Bright, very competitive, brings a lunch box, blue-collar mentality to the position". "We were impressed by him".
If Cleveland can come away with the top player and the top quarterback, there's going to be praises galore for the front office.
Then again, this could all be nothing more than spin aimed at throwing other teams off when the draft comes calling next week.
Like all moves down, it will depend on the players on the board and it's hard to project what prospects would be available at No. 10 overall.