Cleveland Browns: What Are The Chances That The First Pick Is Dealt?

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Corey Coleman (Baylor) is selected by the Cleveland Browns as the number fifteen overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Corey Coleman (Baylor) is selected by the Cleveland Browns as the number fifteen overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
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There is not a consensus as to who the Cleveland Browns will draft first overall. So, what if they don’t stay at one to even draft someone?

The Cleveland Browns are no stranger to trading, especially during the yearly NFL draft. With two first round picks (one and 12), could a blockbuster be eventually considered? Sure it could, but the strong assumption is that it would involve 12 and other picks to move up.

However, what if it was the opposite and Cleveland looked to move out of the top spot? There is not a can’t miss quarterback to draft first overall, but Texas A&M EDGE Myles Garrett is the prize of this year’s draft and he should not be passed over.

Unless a team were to offer a significant trade package mortgaging their future to draft first, don’t expect Cleveland to trade out. Even if another team were to offer a good proposal, the possibility of the Browns even considering trading out is likely very slim.

Cleveland could theoretically draft a quarterback at one, but that would be a reach. Or, they could improve the position later in the draft and instead add Garrett at one to star in Cleveland’s new defensive scheme.

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Yes, the recent attention from Garrett is unfortunate but his situation is not a red flag. Even if another team held the first pick, I would be confident that Garrett would have made the same types of comments regarding where he could/would like to play.

Simply put, Garrett’s statements have been an overreaction and his potential and talent is too great to not project him to Cleveland.

If Cleveland were to actually trade on day one of the draft, I would expect them to trade back into the first round rather than trading one or 12 right now.

Nothing is set in stone yet and no decision (officially) should be made. As the what ifs continue to play out, the Browns must remember to not over think their options.

Generally speaking, over the first two days of the draft it will be surprising to see the Browns not trade at all. In recent drafts, they have made more trades moving back, but this year their best bet is to remain where their draft picks are currently listed.

The exception however is if a star player drops significantly that would benefit Cleveland.

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Trading back does not do them any favors this offseason or in the future. The Browns already are a very young team and having a draft class amount like last year’s draft is not the best route to go with come April.