Browns follow miserable, 1-win season with decent draft

While Trubisky comes with some question marks due to inexperience, Garrett was the consensus top player available in this year's draft of the best US college football players. Instead of trading up for a quarterback, they traded the 12th pick to Houston for the 25th this year and the Texans' first-round pick next year.

SWAP MEET: After making five trades past year, the Browns made four more, including a deal with Houston that netted their a first-round pick in 2018.

The Browns now have two first-round picks and three second-round picks in 2018 - but still no franchise quarterback.

Most experts considered Garrett, a three-year starter at Texas A&M, to be the best player in this year's draft. "I'm going to keep that feeling contagious". "We also just try to be really, really prepared for whatever might be happening throughout the three days". "That's what I am going to continue and want to continue to do once I get to the league", Peppers told reporters Thursday night. General manager Chris Grier said Harris was one of two players Miami targeted a month ago with the 22nd pick. He's got tremendous upside and for all the right reasons. It matters what the pads say, what the grind says when we finally get to the season - how much work you want to put in, how hard you want to prepare.

One controversial pick was Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, who was drafted by Oakland at No. 24.

These are not the methods of the old Browns, the team that traded up for Johnny Manziel and Brady Quinn and picked Brandon Weeden and 70,000 other quarterbacks whose primary attribute was that they happened to be available in the same year the Browns decided their last quarterback experiment had run its course.

On what it's like to be a MI player drafted in OH: "I'm not really anxious about the Buckeyes".

The former MI star was the second of three first-round picks for the Browns, following No. 1 overall selection Myles Garrett and coming four picks before TE David Njoku at No. 29 overall. But to come and be where he's going, it's fulfilling to see him reach his full potential.

The Titans got a breakthrough season past year from Rishard Matthews but need another wide receiver after allowing Kendall Wright to sign with Chicago as a free agent.

Surprising? Absolutely, but they now own the 52nd overall pick in the 2nd round and the 65th overall pick in the 3rd round. And if you have conviction on a player, you go get him.

Garrett has some physical similarities to Clowney, the SC all star who has been dogged by minor injuries with the Houston Texans.

"This kid will tackle you, he's a football player ... the kids makes plays".

  • Julie Sanders