Daily Dawg Tags: Draft time is fun time for Browns

Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns are entering the fun time of the year as the 2017 NFL Draft is drawing closer.

The calendar flips to April on Saturday, which means it is time for draft talk to go into high gear.

The 2017 NFL Draft will take place April 27-29 and the Cleveland Browns are poised to be the talk of the weekend.

The Browns currently hold the No. 1 overall selection, five of the first 65 selections and 11 picks overall. This will also be the fourth time since 2012 that Cleveland will hold a pair of selections in the first round.

As we move closer to draft weekend, stay plugged in to Dawg Pound Daily for draft news, profiles of the players that will be top targets at the draft, and everything related to the Browns as the team works its way through the second offseason under Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson. (Just don’t expect to see any “sources” dropping news around these parts.)

This is the fun season for the Browns as reality doesn’t hit until the fall. Let’s all enjoy it while it lasts.

Cleveland Browns news:

Draft profile: Kareem Hunt

The Cleveland Browns could use another running back, and local product Kareem Hunt could be a player taken with a pick on the third day of the NFL Draft.

Sashi Brown playing it smart with Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon has been disappointing Cleveland Browns fans for several years, but Sashi Brown kept the door open for a possible return.

3 steps to fixing Browns fashion disaster (DBN)

"Dear Jimmy & Dee Haslam, Thank you for finally realizing what we Cleveland fans have known for the last two years: The Browns have the worst uniforms in the NFL. And it isn’t even close. “BROWNS” on the sides of the pants. The shoulder stripes from hell. The fugly drop shadow on the numbers. The silly “Cleveland” on the jerseys. That brown facemask. It all has to go."

Browns call Myles Garrett a tremendous talent (ESPN)

"Coach Hue Jackson said the Cleveland Browns are not ready to anoint Myles Garrett as the first pick in the draft, but it would seem that preparations are underway. “He’s a tremendous player, but I think there’s also some other guys that are really good,” Jackson said this week at the NFL’s owners meetings."

NFL news:

The value proposition of top pass-rushing prospects not named Myles Garrett (The Ringer)

"Not every player can be a superhero, but there are plenty of other appealing edge rushers in the 2017 class."

Mahomes looks to make Round 1 case at pro day (NFL.com)

"An assortment of private workouts with NFL clubs await Patrick Mahomes following his pro day workout Friday, and they’ll all be looking to assess how well he’s closed the gap between the Air Raid offense he executed with brilliance in college, and the pro-style system with which he must now find a comfort level. NFL clubs have loaded Mahomes’ pre-draft calendar with visits and private workouts totaling 18 appointments. Those include workouts he’s already completed for the Cardinals, Chargers, Browns and Saints."

Ranking the top 10 cornerback prospects of 2017 (PFF)

"Of all the positions in the 2017 draft class, the cornerback group looks to be the strongest in the past decade, with a wide variety of skill-sets available. Whether a team is looking for a physical corner on the perimeter, or a quick slot corner, the talent is there to get the player you need in the first round."

Nerve damage in knee jeopardizes career of Vikings Sharrif Floyd (Star Tribune)

"Sharrif Floyd’s play­ing ca­reer is threat­ened by a nerve is­sue in his right knee caused by last Sep­tem­ber’s sur­ger­y to re­pair his me­nis­cus, a league source told the Star Tribune. Floyd, one of the Vi­kings’ three first-round picks in 2013, missed all but one game last sea­son af­ter under­going ar­thro­scop­ic sur­ger­y on his right knee. Com­pli­ca­tions from the op­er­a­tion have af­fect­ed a nerve and the quad­ri­ceps in his right leg, which still aren’t work­ing prop­er­ly six months later."