Cleveland Browns reportedly torn between Myles Garrett and Mitchell Trubisky

Mar 5, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett puts on his cleats during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Cleveland Browns really going to not pick Myles Garrett No. 1 overall?

I guess we’ll have to wait until draft day to see.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns aren’t unanimously set on the former Texas A&M DE as the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. While that’s certainly surprising, the fact that former UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky is up there with Garrett could be even more surprising.

To quote Wedding Crashers character Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), “And all the while you’re just really wondering are we gonna get hopped up enough to make some bad decisions?”

Although there has been some negative publicity surrounding Garrett recently — the fact that he decided to skip a radio interview due to criticism, he’s the top overall prospect in the draft, according to many. It would be wild to see Garrett, who’s been the No. 1 rated prospect in the NFL Draft for a long time, not picked at No. 1.

In the long run, Garrett escaping Cleveland is an incredible scenario for him, but it might be a nightmare for Cleveland if the Browns get this wrong.

While there’s usually wild speculation leading up to the NFL Draft, it would be a huge surprise if Garrett isn’t picked No. 1 at this point, regardless of the reports that surface.

But after all, we are talking about the Cleveland Browns.

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  • The Browns should trade down for a lower pick to get Tribuskey, and get extra perks instead. Trubuskey is not a #1 overall talent, and it would be stupid for the Browns to waste there pick.

  • why would the Browns go for another QB? They have an ok one in Kessler. I’m not even a Browns fan, but they really should work on Defense before trying to draft another QB.

  • Of COURSE, they’ll screw it up. It’s the Browns!

  • Best possible scenario: Saints trade Drew Brees to Cleveland for the number one overall pick. Saints draft Garrett AND a top QB prospect in the first round. Saints begin their rebuild this year instead of waiting for Brees to retire in a few years.

    No Saints fan I’ve talked to wants to hear this but it makes the most sense if you really think about it from a team management standpoint and not a “favorite player getting traded” standpoint.

    • You make a very good point. I think it’d be a good move by the Saints. HOWEVER, I have a lot of Saints fans in my family and most would see your post as blasphemy! Lol. Drew is just too valuable to that tm and city. But it’d be a great move if they could (would) pull it off.

      I wish MG could somehow fall to my Cowboys. Heck, if it’s a quality QB the Browns are after, we’ve got a record setting one in Big D they could trade for. We’d give them Romo and our 1st rnd pick for MG. You think they’d go for it?? I could only wish. Lol.

      • record setting? Romo? ? . . . . . ? ? . . . . . . ? ? . . . . . . ? ?

        OH, you mean most time spent on IR for a starting QB… lol

        • @PoFoke. Lmfao. Yea Romo is injury prone but if they could keep him upright, it’d be worth it.

          Food for thought, which would be the better trade for the Browns? Breeze straight up for MG as SECondtonone offered or Romo and a 1st rnd pick??

        • Romo without a doubt… At least they’d get a 1st round pick there… Sad as it is, it’s also true that neither QB will make a big difference for the browns..

      • As much as I’d love to see Garrett in Dallas, not sure how the Cowboys could trade a retired player.

    • awe hell naw… I’m not just against the Saints trading up, but not for garrett… Not for foster not even for LF7. ftr, Brees has nothing to do with my thinking.

      • Who would you have them trade up to get??? Remember, Aaron Rodgers isn’t in this draft. Lol.

        • no one… If anything trade down. This draft is chock full of defensive talent. The Saints need help big time on D.. I do think they are wasting time on finding a replacement for Brees though… They missed that boat last year… imo

  • Cleveland is the NFL’s equivilant of Haiti.

  • An article the other day referenced Jamal Adams as being a guy able to make a cultural change in an organization. I think that is a bit of a reach, but I like the premise. Cleveland certainly needs a culture change. I think the best candidate to help bring that about is Allen from Bama. He always plays with great intensity and always says the right things. He should be a serious consideration.

    • Culture change? Please explain….

      • Cleveland has accepted losing. They need a leader that knows how to and expects to win. They really don’t have that now.

        • Cleveland? Who specifically in Cleveland? Who’s the leader that knows how and expects to win?

        • C’mon bro be “specific” the goal is to be insightful right?

        • There is no one in the Cleveland organization that can even be called a winner. If they want to turn things around, they need players with more than just talent. They need a mindset that they can turn things around. If you have ever heard Jonathan Allen speak, you would know what I am talking about. He is different than most college players as he has displayed maturity well beyond his years. If I were Cleveland, I would seriously consider him at 1 and Watson at 12. Both are considered winners.

        • Not a single player in Cleveland wants to win? Winning in college makes a sure-fire winner in the pros?

        • Leadership matters.

        • He’ll be on the line with Sheldon, and Carl Nassib. That’s a nasty combination.

        • I’m with the LSU devil dog. I think there are 1 or 2 players in every draft class with a winning mindset. Guys that can genuinely bring a kill mentality and change a franchise or compliment a franchise. The Patriots do it every year, drafting guys that fit the winning mentality, finding stars in the 5th and 6th rounds. Allen has the winning mentality, and he’s humble.

  • Most of this stuff is misinformation by tms trying to throw other tms off. Tms also spread fake interest to get other tms to trade upgrade with them. Likely the Browns are faking interest in Trubisky to get a tm to trade up with them and get multiple picks. I just can’t see them passing on MG and not getting extra picks. But it is they Browns.

    Agents also do it to keep their player’s name out there to increase their draft pos. If the agent knows that tms in the 12-16 range want Trubisky, he could spread rumors of tms in the top 10 drafting him to get one of those tms to move up into the top 10 to draft him. That would increase his draft pos without increasing his draft grade and getting a bigger contact. Can’t believe free the draft to see how all of this plays out.

  • It’s a no-brainer. Even if they don’t take Garrett, what issues is a quarterback going to fix regarding the O-Line? They are horrible, mainly because of that group alone!

  • The Browns should definitely be trading that #1 spot. Take a clue from the Titans from last year’s draft, or the Patriots virtually every year. One player can’t fix the Browns. They need let Hugh Jackson pick the type of guys he needs to run his offense/defense and then trade down to fill as many holes as possible.

    • I agree with this wholeheartedly. Getting the top player is great if you have a team to build on and just need a big hole filled. The Browns need many holes filled and with the picks they already have, getting a few more high round picks for the #1 could net them a really nice haul. Then again, coaches aren’t available in the draft so does it really matter?

  • Myles Garrett may be a tremendous pro football player but I believe he’s going to be trouble in the locker room because he can’t keep his mouth shut.