With the NFL Draft now just over a week away certain players are starting to rise and fall on club’s draft boards. Let’s look at the first-round to see who the Cleveland Browns could pull in.
With the first round of the NFL Draft slated for Thursday, April 23, 2020, 32 collegiate players are about to see part of their lifelong dreams come true by being drafted in the first round. What’s the part that will be missing? The big hug given by commissioner Roger Goodell, which has become a famous tradition of the draft.
Fans across the country have been withheld from all live sports for four weeks now amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of that, look for ratings to be through the roof for the NFL Draft which Goodell has insisted must go as scheduled.
Originally it seems like a longshot for the draft to happen as planned, but even a virtual draft is much needed by sports fans. Draftees may not get to hug Goodell, but their dreams will still become a reality, and the country can take one small step back to normalcy.
As with any draft, certain players are starting to gain momentum as the draft nears. Some athletes could see their stock rise a full-round while other prospects could potentially fall from the first to the second round. Past off-field issues or lack off effort on film study could potentially decrease stock for some while breakout combine performances and interviews could potentially increase stock for players.
As always, quarterback appears to be the hot commodity with three clear top prospects. Will teams get aggressive and trade up if “their guy” is still available? We often see many trades in the first round, but with a draft so deep in talent will we see teams willing to stay put to get their second or third guy on their draft board?
All these questions remain to be seen, but there is no doubt it will be an exciting night no matter what just because of a live sporting event taking place. Let’s take a look at the first round and see who the Cleveland Browns could snag in the latest full round mock draft.