Daily Dawg Tags: Browns must not trade down from No. 1 overall
The Cleveland Browns need to be smart and select a player with the number one overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Trading down should not be an option.
Cleveland Browns fans consistently get excited in the months leading up to the NFL Draft. It has become the team’s personal Super Bowl, which is a rather sad statement to type.
The event allows for optimism, and fans latch on to a player they want the team to take and argue their case all the way up until the big day.
It is the fun of the offseason and one of the better parts of being a Browns fans since 1999. But no matter who fans think the Browns should take, the team must take someone.
After trading down from No. 2 overall in 2016, the Browns cannot do the same and trade down from No. 1 overall in 2017.
The front office did it last year in the name of acquiring more picks in the first year of the rebuild, but this season should be focused on improving the team, even if that means just three or four more wins.
Drafting a player like Myles Garrett with the first overall pick would be a major step toward improving the defense, as he can work with Jamie Collins and the rest of the unit to improve upon what was a horrible collective performance last season.
Fans can only hope the front office makes a big move to acquire current talent, instead of once again banking on future talent. Let’s look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
Trading out of the No. 1 pick remains the worst option
"The beauty of having the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft is having the freedom to control your own destiny."
RG3 could be fighting for the starting job in 2017
"The quarterback talk is rampant among Cleveland Browns fans this offseason."
Cleveland Browns RFA Review: RB Isaiah Crowell (Dawgs by Nature)
"We’ve already reviewed all of the Browns’ unrestricted free agents, so now it’s time to take a look at the team’s three restricted free agents, starting with RB Isaiah Crowell."
Cleveland Browns Should Pursue Kevin Zeitler in Free Agency (NFL Spin Zone)
"Roughly 10 years ago, the Cleveland Browns made a bold move by inking standout guard Eric Steinbach to a seven-year, $49.5 million deal in free agency."
NFL Rumors: Los Angeles Rams may have interest in Kirk Cousins (FanSided)
"Over the last two seasons, Kirk Cousins has been among the most productive quarterbacks in the NFL."
Pittsburgh Steelers want James Harrison back for 2017 (NFL.com)
"The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in keeping James Harrison around for another season — and the ageless linebacker feels the same way."