The Cleveland Browns had a busy day on the first day of the 2017 NFL Draft, drafting three players and making a surprising trade.
Myles Garrett? Mitch Trubisky? Fans and reporters had mixed signals and opinions on what the Cleveland Browns would do with the first overall selection. Unlike previous years where the team with the first pick practically announces their selection, the Browns held their cards tight up until 8 p.m. Perhaps the Mitch Trubisky buzz was leaked by the Browns themselves to be used as a smokescreen to bait other organizations.
However, when the Browns pick was in, the clear top player was drafted in Myles Garrett. In addition to Garrett, the Browns wheeled and dealed, making two trades Thursday night and ending up with a total of three first-round picks.
Later in the first round the team drafted defensive playmaker, Jabrill Peppers followed by tight end David Njoku. The front office’s philosophy became clear Thursday night. The team is no way going to force the issue of taking a quarterback just to take one.
The front office, led by Sashi Brown, added three young talented players that can come to Cleveland and make an immediate impact. Despite not drafting a quarterback you cannot fault them for passing for other areas. Here are the immediate grades on the Browns moves Friday night.