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2017 NFL Draft – First step to a Dynasty in Cleveland?

Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett was named the most freakish player in 2016 by

Cleveland Browns need Myles Garrett

2017 NFL Draft: First step in Cleveland Browns Dynasty

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The Cleveland Browns have been the laughing stock of the NFL since 1999. The Browns have screwed up draft after draft since they were brought back after they moved to Baltimore. If the Browns can use their picks in this draft right, they can create a dynasty for the next ten years.

The 2015 draft for the Browns was a bit of a disappointment. First round pick Corey Coleman started well, but went off track after a hand injury. Second round pick Emmanuel Ogbah was actually really good. Ogbah had 5.5 sacks along with 53 tackles. Third round pick Cody Kessler, given he develops and isn’t constantly getting sacked, could be the franchise guy for the Browns. If Kessler, Ogbah and Coleman develop that draft will look better.

One of best decisions the Browns made last year was trading back with the Eagles. This got them what could be their franchise receiver for the next decade and the twelfth pick in this year’s draft. The Browns’ 1-15 record also landed them the first overall pick and what should be the easiest decision in this draft.

With the first overall pick in the draft the Browns must take Myles Garrett. Don’t take one of the crappy quarterbacks, don’t trade back, just take Garrett. He is the top player in this class and their is nothing reasonable that matches his value. The only way I would give up this pick is if I get offered multiple first and second round picks including 2 in the top 10 of this draft. The only team that might be possible for is the Titans, but I don’t think they will try.

There are more options for the second pick. I have the Browns taking Jalen “Teez” Tabor with the pick in my mock. Tabor is my top rated corner and if taken should take over Joe Haden’s spot as the number 1.

Imagine Browns getting OJ Howard and Myles Garrett? Then getting a QB in 2018?

The option popping up more and more is O.J. Howard. The Browns spent time coaching Howard at the Senior Bowl and he showed he was the best player there. I really like this option for the Browns. They can’t focus too heavily on one side of the ball and the corner class is so deep they don’t need to take one at 12.

The last option is trading back to the late teens or early 20’s. It could gain them a couple more picks in a pretty deep class. The more talent this team gets the better.

The Browns have 2 picks in the second round if they don’t take a corner in the first they need to select one with their first pick. The choice for me would be Tre’Davious White. He will double as the Browns nickel corner and the return specialist. Their second pick could be used on a safety like Obi Melifonwu, Eddie Jackson, or Justin Evans.

I think the Browns only need help at center. They need to make a push for Pat Elflein. Whether a trade up or with or their third round pick. After the first 3 round we are looking at a draft looking like this:

  • Myles Garrett
  • O.J. Howard
  • Tre’Davious White
  • Obi Melifonwu
  • Pat Elflein

These three rounds look absolutely amazing. If the Browns get these players they will have the foundation for a great team. If the Browns don’t overthink this draft they will be in a good position for the future.

Terrelle Pryor has instructed his agents to get a deal done with the Browns


Browns have a very solid wide out in Terrelle Pryor

Not many players think of the Cleveland Browns as a team they want to be on, but Terrelle Pryor wants to stay in Ohio.

With his agents in the process of negotiating with the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports he has “instructed” his agents to get a deal done because he wants to stay.

“I know this is an important month,” Pryor said last week. “But I do love being with the Browns and like I said before, this thing isn’t about joining a different team because a different team’s good. That’s not what it’s about. I love the building process here. I started out in my career never coming in the front door. I’ve always got to go in the back, the hard way and the longer way. . . .

“I have no problem with, just because we were 1-15 or whatever this year, coming back. I don’t mind starting fresh next year and continuing to grow, because I think it’s more exciting when you’re on the bottom. I’m always citing starting from the bottom and getting to the top, and I think it’s a greater feeling and it would be great to give Cleveland what they’re looking for.”




Browns veteran Joe Thomas takes a shot at Justin Gilbert after release from Pittsburgh

Joe Thomas takes a shot at Justin Gilbert while he is down

Justin Gilbert was the eighth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Many thought he was the best cornerback in the draft, but he has been horrible since entering the NFL.  He was traded to the Steelers who released him today.

Today after his release Aditi Kinkhabwala said WOW, because Gilbert was released.  Joe Thomas quickly responded taking a shot at Gilbert for his hunger in the game.

Johnny Manziel has began working towards a comeback; Will volunteer for drug tests

Johnny Manziel to miss 2015

Johnny Comeback?

Johnny Manziel’s career crashed quickly and was almost over before it started. Manziel was big fro the game, and now he is missing it. According to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, Manziel is working hard to return to the NFL.

Manziel is considered a “Stage Two” offender under the league’s drug policy, which would subject him to random drug testing if signed by an NFL team. By volunteering for testing beforehand, Manziel would be showing potentially interested clubs he is committed to trying to salvage an NFL career that went off the rails during two seasons in Cleveland.

Manziel already has started working with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. in an effort to improve his game and get back into football shape. He was in the Houston area earlier this week to autograph memorabilia during a paid appearance.

I would love to see Manziel make it, he is a great player but the hype was overwhelming for him. I hope he can get his life back on track.

Pep Hamilton leaves the Browns to join Jim Harbaugh in Michigan

Pep Hamilton is leaving the NFL to coach at Michigan

Let’s face it, the Cleveland Browns are not a good team, but maybe Pep Hamilton is not a good coach?  Today, the former Stanford coach accepted an offer to join Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. This is strange considering it is a demotion in the coaching community.

Jed Fisch created a hole as the receivers and quarterbacks coach when he left to become UCLA’s offensive coordinator last week. Hamilton has coached both positions in the past, including both for Harbaugh at Stanford from 2010-12.

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