Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns Mock Draft aplenty
By Randy Gurzi
The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the news and stories you need to know to keep up with the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL
Now that the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine is in the rear view mirror, the mock drafts are really starting to flow. Of course, that means the Cleveland Browns are taking center stage.
That’s what happens when one team owns the No. 1 and No. 4 pick and has a plethora of needs. The biggest need is quarterback, and it’s not close. After passing on a chance to get Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson, the belief is Cleveland has to take one now.
Then Saquon Barkley happened. The Browns also have a huge need at running back and Barkley is arguably the best player available. After showing off his combination of running and receiving during his career at Penn State, Barkley then went nuts at the Combine.
Many are now saying he should be the choice, or at least that he could be. If so, that could set off a chain reaction of picks as teams may be trying to get in front of the Browns before the fourth pick. Cleveland on the other hand would probably hope for one of the starting-caliber quarterbacks to fall to that spot.
It would be risky, but Barkley is so good it would make sense. Links to some of those mock drafts, as well as all the other news you need can be found below.
Cleveland Browns News
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Saquon Barkley is working out with former Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel — Ben Axelrod, WKYC.com
"Following his breakout performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, Saquon Barkley has found himself linked to the Cleveland Browns, who lay claim to the draft’s No. 1 pick. On Monday, one of the Browns’ most infamous former players urged the team to take the Penn State product, when Johnny Manziel posted an Instagram of himself and Barkley, calling the highly touted prospect the “UNDISPUTED #1 Pick.”"
2018 NFL Mock Draft: Browns draft Saquon Barkley No. 1 and here’s the domino effect — Will Brinson, CBS
"Saying the last 20-ish years have been rough for the Browns is a massive understatement. They’ve endured a decades-long inability to find a quarterback, and 2017 was their lowest point yet, becoming the second team to go 0-16 in a season.Could fortunes be about to change in Cleveland? The Browns are set up really, really well to come away with two players who fit what they need in this particular draft."
Next: Browns post-combine mock draft
Rams place tag Lamarcus Joyner; Watkins set to be FA — Kevin Patra, NFL.com
"The safety tag number sits at $11.29 million for one season. Sides have until July 16 to hammer out a potential multi-year deal.The expectation for weeks had been that the Rams prioritized franchising Joyner over free-agent-to-be Sammy Watkins. L.A. had hoped to get a long-term deal done with one in advance of Tuesday’s tag deadline to free the tender for the other, but a pact couldn’t be struck in time."