OBJ is your 1st-round pick
All Odell Beckham Jr. cost the Browns was a first- and third-round pick, as well as strong safety Jabrill Peppers.
We tend to get a little draft crazy, but ask yourself whom you’d rather have if you could take one of these players with the 17th pick: Devin Bush, DeandreBaker, Dexter Lawrence or OBJ.
You just never know how the draft is going to play out, but these were two players being mocked frequently to the Browns. All are nice prospects. All are far from sure things at the next level. That’s not the case with OBJ. He’s a proven commodity who if healthy, has a shot to be an all-pro next season.
The trade goes down as a victory for the Browns because all it costs was a one-time shot. One first-round pick. No pick to worry about giving away next season. The Browns can return to the first round, hopefully with the last pick in the draft next season and fill in a need with the best player available.
The value you’re going to get from Beckham over the next four years should be greater than any player who might be taken 17th overall. He plays a premier position at a position of need. Sure, it’s going to be foreign not running to check out every mock draft available, just rest in knowing the Browns made their pick on March 12, and got one of the elite receivers in the game.