Buying: Browns split on Trubisky/Garrett
Let’s get this out of the way first. The Browns should not be split on this subject.
Myles Garrett is, by far, the best player in the upcoming NFL draft. The work he’s done the last three years at Texas A&M, combined with his prototypical size (6-foot-4, 272 pounds) and freakish speed/athleticism (watch here) makes him a slam-dunk pick at the top of the draft.
This is not up for debate.
That being said, given this team’s history as it concerns the quarterback position, we absolutely must buy the report indicating the Browns are in fact internally debating whether to draft quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
The smart thing to do is either trade out of the top spot or use it to draft Garrett. But nobody ever accused the Browns of being particularly smart when it comes to the draft.
The Browns own the No. 12 overall pick, and if they are truly building for the long haul and don’t like any of the quarterbacks left at that spot they should simply wait until next year when more promising prospects will become available.