The Cleveland Browns has the second overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. According to the latest NFL rumors, there is a chance that the Browns will trade the No. 2 pick for several players and later draft picks.
“There’s been some interest in the pick. But there always typically is toward the top of the draft, just teams feeling each other out. I think in all honesty as you get closer to the draft, we’re probably a week’s time from getting real calls, with more substance and traction to them,” Sashi Brown told SiriusXM NFL Radio.
If the Browns won’t trade the pick, the executive vice president dropped some names who will likely select in the draft. It includes defensive end Joey Bosa, linebacker Myles Jack and offensive tackles Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley.
Other NFL rumors in Cleveland suggest that the team may draft a quarterback. Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reported that the Browns have expressed interest in drafting North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz.
It is noted that Brown and coach Hue Jackson have already met with Wentz back in January. One NFL executive believes that the best thing for Cleveland is to draft the young quarterback.
“If the Browns take Carson Wentz at No. 2 they’d be set for 15 years. He’s the best quarterback in the draft. If I were picking at No. 2, I’d take him. It will solve all of their problems and they’d get that team turned around,” the NFL executive told Cabot.
However, the Browns have already Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown on the roster. Griffin will try to rebuild his career while McCown is still recovering from injury and had a 93.3 passer rating in eight games last season.
According to Bleacher Report, Cleveland would have to be careful because they don’t want to repeat their 2011 draft blunder. The Browns traded the rights of wide receiver Julio Jones to the Atlanta Falcons for four unimpressive draft selections.
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