The Cleveland Browns made an interesting decision to draft Caleb Brantley, but it is a low-risk move that could turn out to be a smart one.
The Cleveland Browns are an organization filled with high-character players. That is why the decision to draft Caleb Brantley was so interesting.
Brantley is currently waiting to hear whether he will be charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking a woman. Sashi Brown did come out and say the team would cut ties if Brantley is charged with this crime, but it seems like a lot to deal with when he never had to be selected in the first place.
But it is hard to believe Brown didn’t do his research. If he was told the allegations are false, the pick becomes a steal if Brantley is proved innocent. And even if he is charged, it takes two seconds to cut ties and move on.
There were other talented players available with that sixth-round selection, but Brown made a low-risk, potentially high-value move. He took a player who was graded much higher than the sixth round with the hope Brantley is innocent. So while it looks bad now, the commitment to dump a guilty Brantley shows Brown isn’t open to any distractions during the season.
Let’s take a look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
"The Cleveland Browns surprised just about everyone when they selected Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft."
"The NFL Draft is finally over and has given Cleveland Browns fans plenty to talk about. We cover it all in Episode 7 of the DPD Podcast."
"Caleb Brantley, the Browns’ controversial sixth-round pick out of Florida, has not yet been formally charged with misdemeanor battery, a spokesman in the State Attorney’s Office in Gainesville, Fla. told cleveland.com Wednesday."
"I strive to live in a world where I can look at a Cleveland Browns draft and absolutely adore every pick they make."
"Matthew Stafford has been a mainstay for the Detroit Lions for the last eight years, and the team’s ownership is hoping to keep the quarterback under center for the them for years to come."
"Could we be seeing a Jed York-Jim Harbaugh reunion anytime soon?"