Report: Cleveland Browns Shopping No. 2 Pick, Looking for New Ways to Blow Draft
Apparently the Cleveland Browns may have finally realized how terrible they are at figuring out which prospects might actually succeed in the NFL, because according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the team is actively shopping their no. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Tennessee Titans traded the no. 1 overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams last week, acquiring the Rams’ first round pick (no. 15), two second round picks, and a third round pick this season, plus the Rams’ first round pick in 2017. However, the Titans do not need a franchise quarterback, having selected Marcus Mariota with the no. 1 overall pick in 2015.
The Brown obviously do need a franchise quarterback (sorry RGIII), and they’ve been linked to Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, one of whom will almost certainly end up with the Rams. It’s possible the Browns are shopping the no. 2 pick because they think the Rams are going to take the guy they want, in which case they’d be better off with two lower picks than one high pick.
It’s also possible that the Browns just realize how bad they are at drafting high end talent and are ready to trade in their sniper rifle for a sawed-off shotgun in hopes of hitting something.
Of course, Schefter’s team source says the team has not yet decided what to do. They may trade the no. 2 pick, or they may keep it. A lot will probably depend on what they think the Rams are going to do.
Whatever happens, though, I’m confident the Browns will achieve the worst possible outcome.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]