The Cleveland Browns have not made up their minds about who to select with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. The Browns’ decision appears to be between defensive end Myles Garrett and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the source said.
Myles Garrett has been the consensus top pick in most NFL mock drafts since he officially declared for the draft. The 6’5 star defensive end from Texas A&M has drawn comparisons to Von Miller and he recorded 8.5 sacks in his final collegiate season.
A season in which he battled a few minor injuries which caused him to miss three games but was still capable of being a dominate pass rusher.
Yet, the Browns might decide to take Mitch Trubinsky, the quarterback out of North Carolina with the first overall selection.
If the Browns decide to go with Trubinsky, expect the 49ers who hold the second pick, to receive a boatload of trade offers from teams trying to move up and grab Garrett.
Trubinsky was highly efficient in his lone season as a starter completing 68.2% of his passes while tossing 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns. Trubinsky has shown he is capable of making every throw a quarterback needs to make but his inexperience is a factor.
Plus there is a high chance Trubinsky will be available around the 12th selection which the Browns also hold which makes makes you really wonder what the Browns front office is thinking.
Trubinsky has worked out for a number of top ten teams most notably the quarterback needy Jets, who hold the 6th selection in this years draft. However, Ron Jaworski, ESPN NFL analyst, just recently came out and send he does not believe any of these quarterbacks are worth a first round selection.
If the Browns decide to pass on Garrett and draft Trubinsky with the first overall pick and Trubinsky flops, it will be another long season with not much promise to look forward to in Cleveland. Take the sure thing, draft Garrett.