Daily Dawg Tags: The 2017 NFL Draft is finally here!

Mar 28, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of the NFL seal logo during the NFL Annual Meetings at the Biltmore Resort. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 28, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of the NFL seal logo during the NFL Annual Meetings at the Biltmore Resort. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns are just hours away from being on the clock with the first overall selection of the 2017 NFL Draft.

It’s finally here!

Tonight at 8 the 2017 NFL Draft will finally take place.

After months of speculation, rumor and general nonsense, the Cleveland Browns will open the draft by making the first selection of the evening, presumably for Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett.

What comes next is literally anyone’s guess.

Barring any trades, the Browns hold 11 picks in this year’s draft and in addition to the top overall selection will also be picking at No. 12.

There is still a lot of ground to cover between now and then, however, so stay with us at Dawg Pound Daily all day and through the night for the latest on the Browns, the NFL and the 2017 NFL Draft.

Cleveland Browns news:

Mike Mayock gives Browns Garrett, Trubisky in mock draft

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock released his only mock draft of the 2017 season this evening and in it he has the Cleveland Browns selecting Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett and North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Browns reportedly know who they are taking at No. 1

The Cleveland Browns reportedly know who they will select with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Everyone else will just have to wait until around 8:10 p.m. on Thursday to find out just who it is.

PFF mock draft a good one for the Browns

The Cleveland Browns need to select two high-impact players in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and Pro Football Focus’ latest mock draft brings it home.

Joe Thomas says he is already experiencing memory loss (Deadspin)

"Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas was a guest on In Depth With Graham Bensinger, and he spoke candidly about the ways in which football may have already affected his brain."

Dream draft scenario likely calls for bold trade (ohio.com)

"The Browns haven’t been good at a lot of things in recent years, but no one can deny they’re experts in drama. So it’s fitting that on the eve of the NFL Draft, they still had the sports world wondering whether they would pick the best player or the most valuable player at No. 1 overall."

NFL news:

How the NFL Draft morphed into a national obsession (Yahoo Sports)

"What is now a national obsession and one of the biggest days on the sports calendar was once mocked as a trivial obsession for two devoted — and very different — NFL draft analysts of yore. You can’t tell the story of the draft’s incredible rise from afterthought to prominence without giving the original NFL draftniks their proper due: Mel Kiper Jr. and Joel Buchsbaum."

Teddy Bridgewater might be smarter risk than drafting a QB (Sporting News)

"If you’re an NFL team, do you really like the quarterbacks available in this weekend’s draft? Do you really, really like them, enough to spend a high pick on one and make him your franchise guy? Or do you like Teddy Bridgewater better?"

NFL agents working to prevent next bong video fiasco (Washington Post)

"In the year since Laremy Tunsil’s nightmare evening on the NFL’s biggest offseason stage, a few teams succumbing to panic and passing on the highest-graded blocker in the draft, agents’ in-the-moment empathy has turned to old-fashioned survivalist practicality. The Tunsil episode became, to every agent but Tunsil’s own, a free refresher in how to thoroughly vet potential clients and whatever might be in their pasts and on the social media feeds that largely have long memories."

NFL GMs under the most pressure (USA Today)

"While pressure is on all 32 of them, which general managers are feeling the most heat with this draft? Start in Cleveland."