Daily Dawg Tags: Time to talk about the 2017 Draft


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Wednesday, Nov. 30.

One day the Cleveland Browns will be great and the NFL Draft will be nothing more than any other day on the calendar. One day.

The Browns have yet to reach that level of success, or any level of success, and are once again relying on the upcoming draft to find players to make this team competitive again. Not great, but just competitive. Baby steps.

And as of right now, the Browns have a great chance to add a dominant talent as the team is in position to end up with the top overall draft pick. It is a race to last between the Browns and the San Francisco 49ers, who only have one win this season.

Then there is the pick acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles, which is looking like a top-20 pick at this point in time. It could even end up in the top-15 or top-10 if the Eagles continue to lose.

It is almost hard to get excited about these two picks based on the embarrassing list of players drafted in the recent past, but this new front office at least seems more competent than those of the past.

The 2017 Draft will be the ultimate test, and may be the group’s final draft if another 0-12 start is had next season. Let’s look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns: Week 13 draft position and NFL power rankings

"As the NFL’s only winless team, there is not much suspense about where the Cleveland Browns fall in the various weekly NFL power rankings."

The 2016 Cleveland Browns never stood a chance

"The Cleveland Browns mercifully have a bye week this Sunday, giving fans a break from what has been a miserable season of football."

The Hall of Fame case for Clay Matthews (Dawgs by Nature)

"Tackling is becoming a lost artform in the NFL today. Just ask the Cleveland Browns. Long ago, the Browns did have an all-star linebacker, a man who mastered the art of tackling – Clay Matthews."

Jackson looks to ignite offense (cleveland.com)

"Hue Jackson’s call of a halfback pass by running back Duke Johnson in the first quarter of Sunday’s game wasn’t an act of desperation in a winless season."

NFL news:

NFL power rankings, Week 13: Chiefs rise, Vikings fall (FanSided)

"In our Week 13 NFL power rankings, the Kansas City Chiefs surge while the Minnesota Vikings fall following a brutal Thanksgiving defeat."

Peterson ‘ahead of schedule’, runs at Vikings practice (NFL.com)

"Is Adrian Peterson on his way back? The Vikings All-Pro running back was seen running off to the side at practice Tuesday, NFL Network’s Stacey Dales reported."