But the Browns front office, led by Brown and Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta, are taking some of their cues from former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, who turned his team around with Troy Aikman, the No. 1 pick in 1989.
The suggested deal has Cleveland sending the 12th, 33rd and 108th overall pick in this year's draft along with a 2018 second round pick to San Francisco in exchange for the second overall. If last year was a building year, the team can continue to grow this year under Kessler.
"We do go into each draft with a plan", Brown said.
"Anything that we do, we're always going to do what we think is in the best interest of our football team, and that's how we approach it", Caserio said when asked about the quarterback's trade status. We run ourselves through different scenarios. We haven't resigned ourselves one way or the other.
It's time to get excited if you're a Chiefs fan.
"That said, a lot of it is outside your hands - what players will be available, what trade partners might be willing".
The start of the 2017 NFL Draft is less than a week away and it has the full attention of all 32 teams.
Still, there's only so much information to gather and analyze.
The first pick of the 2017 NFL Draft may have already been decided. "It would take me a lot of time to do it because every day there's a new rumor".
According to a report from Lance Zierlein of NFL.com, there's a growing sense only two running backs will be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday. Yes, but are we planning on it or is that the plan? We really try to plan for the total haul.
But with the No. 1 pick, No. 12 and six in the top 65, the Browns are in a commanding position to fill needs. If the Browns leapfrog the competition to get Trubisky, they may send other teams interested in Trubisky into a scramble.
The Broncos 2012 second-round pick out Arizona State has amassed a 13-8 starting record over the past two seasons, but struggled to live up to his four-year, $72 million contract he signed with Houston last year. "We feel really good about picking at one and I'll leave it at that". McCarron did not play as a rookie while overcoming a shoulder problem in 2014.
"It's a shock, but that's what we need", he said.
Usually something gets in the way from keeping a five-star prospect from becoming a top-five overall draft pick. He is an enjoyable young man, very bright. Once considered the top defensive back in this year's class, Jackson has fallen off a bit but still has plenty of talent and upside.
"I think I can be the best corner in the game still", he said. "Garrett ran a freakish 4.64 40-yard dash which is astoundingly high for a 6'4", 272-pound defensive end.