Garrett is going to come in and be a starter right away in Gregg Williams’ new defense. He will join forces with Shelton, Ogbah and even Carl Nassib to bring some legitimacy to the defensive front.
The new 4-3 scheme will allow Garrett to thrive in his natural position, becoming a new element for opposing teams to gameplan against. This would be a great pick even if Ogbah and Shelton weren’t on the team, but it helps Garrett’s potential when he isn’t the only threat on defense.
At this point in time, the Browns need to draft the most talented player available at No. 1 overall, regardless of position. And Garrett is that player.
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There are the usual fans who want the team to take a quarterback at No. 1 overall, but it wouldn’t make sense, as the top prospects are all going to be available later in the first round. The Browns finally seem to be taking a smart approach, and taking Garrett would continue that track record.
It may be too early to definitively say he is coming to Cleveland, as this is the Browns, but let’s give it a 99.9 percent certainty rating. He has done nothing to warrant the Browns passing on him, and seemingly only needs more guidance to fully unleash the best of his natural abilities.
So while the Browns may pretend like they are still considering offers, Garrett is the clear choice at No. 1 overall. Any other move would be shocking, although Browns fans are used to that by now.