The Cleveland Browns are leaving 2016 with a 1-15 record. Will they be able to turn it around in 2017?
This year the Browns have 1st pick in the first-sixth round; as well as the 12th pick in the first round, twentieth pick in the second round, 36th pick in the fourth round, along with the 32nd and 38th pick in the fifth round.
This year the Browns have the highest needs for a QB, cornerback and defensive lineman.
Last season, Robert Griffin III showed the worst numbers in his career. He only had two touchdowns, 886 yards, 3 interceptions, and a 59.2% completion rate. Before the Browns, Griffin played with the Redskins, and his numbers were twice as high or more than those of this year.
Moving forward the Browns could keep Robert Griffin III starting in order to draft someone like Mitchell Trubisky from UNC. This allows them to keep a draft pick for new talent and lets them develop a new player under Griffin. Trubisky showed high accuracy and speed on the field. The Browns could use someone who is flexible in the pocket and quick to make decisions.
The Browns are looking to adjust their defensive line with top talent and save the quarterback issue for later. A safety, cornerback, and quarterback all can make or break a game. Due to the previous talent shown by Robert Griffin III, the Browns may be hoping that last year will not depict the future season.
CURRENTLY: Browns picked up Brock Osweiler
Browns took Brock Osweiler from the Texans along with a second round pick (2018) for a fourth and sixth round pick (2017). Last year Osweiler had a 59% completion rate, 15 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and 2.957 yards. Only the future will tell whether or not the Browns will keep him for the long haul.
Who to look out for:
Jimmy Garoppolo: Good Luck. It seems like the Patriots have no true interest in letting him go in the upcoming season unless you’re offering a couple first picks. Not going to happen New England (or will it).
Deshaun Watson: Quick and flexible in the pocket, strong arm, quick decision making. Top performer in the 40 yard dash (4.66 sec), vertical jump (32.5 inch), broad jump (119 inch) and 3 cone drill (6.95 sec).
Mitchell Trubisky: Highest accuracy among peers at the combine, pocket mobility, and adequate size. Top performer in 40 yard dash (4.67 sec), 3 cone drill (6.87 sec), and 20 yard shuttle (4.25 sec).
Patrick Mahomes: Has shown increased improvement in comfort and accuracy over his college career. He takes risky passes into tight windows but has the arm to make them. He is flexible and quick in the pocket. Top performer in the 3 cone drill (6.88 sec), and the 20 yard shuttle (4.08 sec).