The Cleveland Browns traded out of the second pick in the NFL Draft, and today when asked about the trade, Browns new head coach made it clear that the Browns are operating differently than other teams in the league.
“I told you guys before, I’m not like everybody else,” Jackson said. “Our organization’s not like everybody else. Everybody keeps saying about this player and that player. We go about doing our evaluation the way we do our evaluation. Okay?”
“Everybody keeps talking about two of the best quarterbacks in the draft, no one knows that, right?” Jackson said at the conclusion of the voluntary minicamp. “We’ll see how it all unfolds here in two or three years and see if we were right or wrong. But I feel very good about where we are and what we’re doing.”
And that’s not slighting the quarterbacks or any position. What we feel is best for our organization is what we’ve done.
“We’ve traded with the Eagles, we’re now at No. 8, we have some tremendous picks this season and into the future. We feel very good about where we are. And I’m not really concerned about what anybody else feels or thinks about where we are.”