With the 2017 NFL Draft beginning on April 27, it seems the Cleveland Browns still do not know who they will select with the first overall pick. Even though they’ve had months to make the decision.
Per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Browns coaching staff very much wants to select Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick. But the front office reportedly likes North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Owner Jimmy Haslam badly wants a quarterback. Haslam reportedly wanted Johnny Manziel picked in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft because a homeless man told him to do it.
Continue to hear Browns coaches all-in on Garrett but front office more Trubisky in later stages of process and owner badly wants a QB…
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 21, 2017
What is interesting about the decision is that the Browns also have the No. 12 pick in the first round and could likely take a quarterback there. Trubisky could still be available at No. 12, as could Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson or Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
In the latest SEC Country mock draft, the Browns are pegged to land Garrett with the No. 1 pick and Watson with the No. 12 pick.
The 2017 NFL Draft takes place on April 27 and concludes on April 29.