The Cleveland Browns are making moves on Friday.
The Cleveland Browns announced a number of trades on Friday afternoon, and in the aftermath, NFL fans seem to think they know what the franchise is now going to do with the No. 1 overall pick next month.
Cleveland, in the span of just a few hours, traded for both wide receiver Jarvis Landry and quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Fans are now convinced that they won’t be using the first overall pick on a quarterback, now that they have a little insurance at the position.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2018
Instead, it seems likely that Cleveland will take former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley was the clear standout player at the NFL Combine this past week.
Cleveland also owns the No. 4 overall pick – so perhaps they could wait until then to take a quarterback. The top signal-callers in this year’s draft are Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen.
The Browns doing their part to keep LeBron. Got Tyrod Taylor and Jarvis Landry on the same day. AND kept their first and fourth overall picks. They gotta take Saquon #1 now.
— Justin Tinsley (@JustinTinsley) March 9, 2018
Saquon really gonna go no. 1 huh
— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) March 9, 2018
Of course, nothing is set in stone until draft day. But if looks like the Browns are doing all they can to get back to respectability after an 0-16 campaign.