Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns have draft options
By Thomas Moore
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Monday, April 18.
Cleveland Browns draft profile: Austin Hooper
"The Cleveland Browns may not see tight end as a priority in the draft, but Stanford’s Austin Hooper could change their minds."
Cleveland Browns draft profile: Derrick Henry
"The Cleveland Browns need to find a way to run the ball more consistently. Could Alabama’s Derrick Henry solve the problem come draft weekend?"
Browns may consider bypassing a QB at No. 2 (MMQB)
"The Cleveland Browns have reportedly thought seriously—internally—about bypassing a quarterback in the first round, with the second overall pick."
Browns need to draft players who make it all about football (cleveland.com)
"Debate rages as to whether the Browns should select a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick. Here’s one platform all Browns fans probably can endorse: Draft and acquire players who make news for actually playing."
Here’s how the Browns new regime can avoid whiffing on first draft (ESPN Cleveland)
"The Cleveland Browns should follow the Tennessee Titans’ blueprint. The first step in turning around a franchise is taking the quarterback when the opportunity exists. Once you have the quarterback in hand, your options expand exponentially."
Health of Myles Jack’s knee drawing mixed opinions (NFL.com)
"Two sources briefed on Myles Jack’s recent medical exams told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport there were “differing opinions,” on Jack’s progress from a meniscus tear, with some NFL teams concerned that the healing process hasn’t gone fast enough. Other clubs, per Rapoport, have no such concerns."
Houston Texans release Brian Hoyer (Toro Times)
"Brian Hoyer’s time with the Houston Texans is officially done. Hoyer will be released and a free agent on Monday, according to Houston Chronicle beat writer Aaron Wilson, ending his one year of his up-and-down career in Houston. The writing was on the wall when the Texans not only signed a big-time free agent quarterback in Brock Osweiler, but also decided to bring back Brandon Weeden as his backup."
Titans reportedly trying to trade back into Top 10 (CBS Sports)
"Jon Robinson isn’t done putting his stamp all over this upcoming NFL Draft. Not by a long shot. The rookie general manager already executed one blockbuster trade in an effort to replenish the tattered roster he inherited in Tennessee, receiving a bounty of selections to swap the first-overall pick to the Rams last week, and he’s far from done."
Teddy Bridgewater is the best QB of the 2014 draft class (The Sports Quotient)
"The 2014 QB class was widely acclaimed to be the best class for QBs since the 2004 draft, which featured Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and Philip Rivers as first-round selections. With Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr, and Teddy Bridgewater forming a promising young quartet of quarterbacks, teams would have opportunities to take their franchise signal-caller whenever they chose. Two years later, Bridgewater is the best of the bunch."