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Report: Leonard Fournette 'In Play' For Browns At No. 1 Overall

Cleveland could reportedly make a surprise pick at No. 1 overall.

Myles Garrett is seen as the probable No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft.

According to a report by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, though, former LSU star running back Leonard Fournette is "in play" for the Cleveland Browns with the top pick.

From his report:

But the more football people I speak to as scouts and executives emerge from their all-day draft meetings is that Fournette could surprise with how high he goes.

Some have suggested to me that Fournette is even in play at No. 1 with the Browns. Yes, you read that correctly. I don’t see that happening, and in the end, I suspect the Browns take pass rusher Myles Garrett. But then again, the Browns are capable of some extreme curve balls in that front office and their version of analytics tends to swing outside of convention. Maybe someone believes the devaluation of running backs has gone too far.

Ezekiel Elliott was the highest running back taken in last year's draft, going No. 4 overall to the Dallas Cowboys. That selection worked out fairly well for Jerry Jones and Co.

A running back last went No. 1 overall in 1995, when the Cincinnati Bengals took Ki-Jana Carter out of Penn State.

[CBS Sports]