Cleveland Browns: Looking at the haul in FanSided’s NFL Mock Draft
The Cleveland Browns do have three games left this season, but most fans have already turned their attention toward the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Cleveland Browns have three games remaining in 2017, but have all but locked up the number one overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
And to make things sweeter after a potential 0-16 season, the Houston Texans continue to lose, potentially giving the Browns two top-five picks in the draft. It’s not a win on the field, but hopefully these picks can lead to some.
To stay sane and talk about something positive, let’s talk about FanSided’s most recent mock draft.
Brad Weiss recently went through and drafted the entire first round, and Browns fans should like the decisions he made.
Weiss sees Josh Rosen going first overall to the Browns, and this seems like a no-brainer, at least right now.
John Dorsey came in and said quarterback is the team’s top priority, and Rosen has been a top name at the position for years. Sam Darnold is another potential option, along with Baker Mayfield if his stock continues to rise.
Regardless of who they take, it will be nice if the Browns actually take a quarterback at number one and stick with him for several years. It is beyond frustrating to see the Browns take a quarterback nearly every year and give him a short leash, only to repeat the process on and on.
As for the Texans’ pick owned by the Browns, Weiss sees the team going with Derwin James, safety from Florida State. From the article:
"James is a fantastic talent, and is one of the more versatile defensive backs in this draft class. He has the ability to not only play safety, but also cornerback, and he has been used in special teams as a return man."
Perhaps James coming in could take some pressure off of Jabrill Peppers, who hasn’t been much of a factor, although he is lining up almost 30 yards off the line of scrimmage nearly every play.
Saquon Barkley is another intriguing option with this second pick, given he falls to that point after the Browns hopefully take a quarterback at number one.
Next: John Dorsey preparing for the great quarterback hunt of 2018
It is hard to blow two top-five or top-six picks in the same draft, so fans are hoping Sashi Brown’s plan ends up working for Dorsey. The options are endless at number one, so let’s see if this organization can do something right for once.
What do you think of these two picks?