Daily Dawg Tags: The Browns should not draft Carson Wentz


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, April 14.

Cleveland Browns:

The Cleveland Browns should not draft Carson Wentz

"The Cleveland Browns have lost a great deal of talent since the season ended, with great players either leaving on their own accord or being released by the team. Then there is Josh Gordon, who had his reinstatement request denied after failing yet another drug test. This makes the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft an important one for the Browns, and perhaps the most important pick since the team returned in 1999."

Cleveland Browns draft subterfuge: The game is afoot

"With just a wee bit more than two weeks until the 2016 NFL Draft there are rumors galore about what the Cleveland Browns will do with the second overall selection in the first round. As we get closer to draft night it is important to remember the words of the late, great Marvin Gaye, who once cautioned everyone to only “believe half of what you see, son, none of what you hear.”"

Cleveland Browns draft profile: Reggie Ragland

"It has been well-documented that the Cleveland Browns have had an issue with their quarterbacks dating back to November of 1993. But that particular problem has masked one that has been every bit as vexing for the team to solve – the run defense. Since 2006, the Browns have finished 27th or worse against the run eight times. They bottomed out the past two seasons, finishing 30th in 2015 and 32nd in 2014."

Cleveland Browns draft profile: Myles Jack

"The Cleveland Browns have had issues seemingly since they took the field as a reborn franchise in September of 1999. No matter what area you look at, the Browns have consistently come up lacking. Pass defense? Not really. Rushing the passer? Outside of an occasional season here and there, not a concern for opposing quarterbacks. Stopping the run? Every running back on the schedule circles the Browns game on their calendar as it represents an opportunity for a career day."

Report: Cleveland Browns trade would involve No. 2 pick (Factory of Sadness)

"The new Cleveland Browns are founded in analytics, and the new way of doing business would suggest the team trade down to accumulate more draft picks as the team tries to transform itself into a winner. The more picks, the more players. The better chances one of those players turns into an all-pro."

Why the Cleveland Browns hold the NFL Draft’s most important pick (Fox Sports)

"Here is something Cleveland fans have heard all too often in recent years: The Browns are picking in the top 10. Since 2010, they’ve done so four times, whiffing on all of them aside from stud cornerback Joe Haden. Trent Richardson was a bust. Barkevious Mingo has seven career sacks. Justin Gilbert can’t get on the field and has made just three starts in two seasons."

NFL News:

Drew Rosenhaus to Johnny Manziel: Get treatment or find a new agent (FanSided)

"According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, highly successful NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus told his client Johnny Manziel that “either he gets treatment or he will no longer represent him.” While Rosenhaus has taken on many risky clients before, he’s not messing with Manziel, whose live is spiraling out of control after only two years in the NFL. Manziel partied his way off the Cleveland Browns only two years after being their second first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft."

Shawn Oakman, ex-Baylor DE, arrested by police in Waco, Texas (ESPN)

"Former Baylor All-America defensive end Shawn Oakman, the school’s all-time sack leader and a potential mid-round choice in this month’s NFL draft, was arrested by police in Waco, Texas, on Wednesday on a charge of sexual assault. Police said Oakman, 23, was served with a search warrant for his DNA and for his cellphone."

Wentz, Goff lead 25 prospects attending NFL Draft (NFL.com)

"Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey are among 25 top draft prospects that will attend the 2016 NFL Draft at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on April 28-30 (on NFL Network)."