Daily Dawg Tags: The Browns have options in Round 1


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 28.

Cleveland Browns:

What should the Cleveland Browns do in Round 1?

"Although the first two picks are likely to be quarterbacks in Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, selections No. 3 through No. 8 can go in any direction. The Cleveland Browns have repeatedly said they would like to upgrade their defense early in the draft, however players such as Ezekiel Elliott and Laquon Treadwell have heard their names linked to the Browns at No. 8 too."

Mike Mayock mock draft: Cleveland Browns select Joey Bosa

"NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock released his only mock draft of the 2016 season and in it he has the Cleveland Browns selecting Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa. The 2016 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night in Chicago with the Browns currently holding the No. 8 overall selection – although that may change at some point as the Browns are widely rumored to be looking for an opportunity to trade down."

Cleveland Browns: 2016 Draft most important since 1999

"The 2016 NFL Draft is only a day away and the Cleveland Browns currently hold the No. 8 pick in the first round. Reports have stated the Browns may move down from that No. 8 spot, but that remains to be seen. The mock drafts have been ongoing since the before the new year, but all those will fade away in significance once the weekend is over."

The Cleveland Browns cannot afford to trade Joe Thomas

"The Cleveland Browns are a team desperate to turn things around. Teams in desperate situations make moves that otherwise would not be made. The Browns hold the No. 8 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but more moves are likely to be made. These moves will involve swapping draft picks, but players often find ways into draft day trades as well."

Report: Cleveland Browns talking with teams that covet Ezekiel Elliot

"The Cleveland Browns, having already traded back to the No. 8 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, may be on the move once again, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Browns, who were able to convince the Philadelphia Eagles to move up because they wanted one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft, are now reportedly trying to do the same with teams that covet Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott."

Browns should take Lynch at 8 or trade down and take Cook (cleveland.com)

"The Browns took themselves out of the running for Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, but can still land one of the top quarterbacks in the draft in Memphis’ Paxton Lynch. One top NFL talent evaluator told cleveland.com that Lynch is better than Goff, who will go No. 1 overall to the Rams."

NFL News:

Myles Jack admits he may need microfracture surgery (FanSided)

"There is very little mystery with the first two picks in the NFL Draft that begins Thursday night at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater where Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are projected to go 1-2. Beyond the top picks, however, is plenty of intrigue and mystery about where the top draft prospects will soon call their home."

NFL thinks time for Tom Brady settlement talks has passed (ESPN)

"The NFL doesn’t see any need to reopen settlement talks with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association regarding Brady’s four-game suspension, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The source said the NFL doesn’t believe the NFLPA or anyone from Brady’s camp has provided a reason to renew settlement discussions after the suspension was upheld by a federal appeals court earlier this week."

NFL Mock Draft: Complete first round predictions (NFL Spin Zone)

"We’ll conduct a comprehensive first-round NFL mock draft using media reports and prospect profiles to forecast Day 1 selections. Top-10 non-quarterback talents will likely take a step backward, giving teams with a pick midway through the round a chance at an elite prospect. In addition to position slots, other teams may feel the trade bug and make an offer for a favorable prospect."