The Cleveland Browns put together what is being considered a great draft class, yet it is too early to know how great it truly is.
The Cleveland Browns put a lot of stock into the 2017 NFL Draft after deciding to begin a rebuild in 2016, and the early signs are pointing to last weekend being a success.
The Browns picked up talent all over the field for next season, and have received a lot of local and national praise for the selections.
From Myles Garrett to Matthew Dayes, it is hard to go in and single out one player who was a reach or who wasn’t worthy of a selection. This is a much different feeling than what Chicago Bears fans are going through right now.
No one knows how great a draft class truly is until after several seasons, but it is still fair to say the Browns did well in the draft. The team made smart picks and took talent at every draft slot. Adding Myles Garrett didn’t take too much discussion, but getting players like Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku should mean the team is getting three legitimate starters from the first round.
Then there was the decision to wait and let a quarterback fall to pick No. 52, where the Browns took DeShone Kizer after being in a position to take him at the end of the first round. It was a great value pick and the fact Kizer was taken that late means he isn’t expected to start right away. The same can’t be said for players like Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, who will face a lot of pressure to succeed soon.
Let’s take a look at the draft class and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
"The Cleveland Browns may not have won much when it counted in 2016, but when it came to the 2017 NFL Draft they were big winners."
"The Cleveland Browns do not need to find Joe Thomas’ heir apparent."
"As crazy as it sounds to believe, the Cleveland Browns were one of the top winners from the 2017 NFL Draft after the team was able to land 10 picks this year over the seven rounds, including three of them in the first round."
"The Browns were almost on the clock, and 12 massive members of the NFL’s most maligned team, including a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, had their eyes fixed on a large television screen last Thursday as they enjoyed a post-workout lunch at a bustling Ohio City eatery."
"The Philadelphia Eagles need to add talent around quarterback Carson Wentz, and running back stood out as a particular need."
"The Broncos were reportedly interested in making a move Thursday to get into position for Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey."