Cleveland Browns: John Dorsey should trade back from the fourth pick
The Cleveland Browns have been one of the most talked about teams this offseason. The front office of this organization has changed. There are now football minds running the ship. Instead of the ship sinking, it is now floating on a long, upright journey. In saying that, we know the Browns hold two picks in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Many believe that with one of them they will take a QB. I say no. Take the RB, Saquon Barkley (Penn State) with the number one overall and trade number four.
Here is why the Browns should consider trading #4. There are many QBs available in this year’s draft. Players like Kyle Lauletta (Richmond), Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State), and Luke Falk (Washington State) should all be available in the second round. Also, many draft experts feel that these guys are late first round talents as well. Thus trading the fourth pick to a QB needy team and recouping some of the traded picks may be smart.
The Cleveland Browns traded several picks over the past couple of weeks. First, in the Jarvis Landry trade, the Browns gave up a 2018 4th and a 2019 7th. Next, in the Tyrod Taylor trade, the Browns gave up a 2018 3rd. Then in DeShone Kizer trade, the front office gave away a 2018 4th and a 2018 5th. Also, in the Danny Shelton trade, GM John Dorsey gave up a 2018 5th. Finally, in the Jason McCourty trade, the Cleveland Browns gave the New England Patriots a 2018 7th.
Meanwhile, the Browns still have 5 picks in the top 65 of this year’s draft. However, trading back from 4 could help in regenerating some of those lost sources. I understand that in rounds four through seven teams are just finding depth. Nevertheless, a team such as the Browns needs some depth.
If the Cleveland Browns are really content with taking one of the big name QBs then staying at four would be the way. However, there are plenty of franchise-caliber QBs that will be available for them. Either later in the first or in the second round. Thus, trading back would be in the best interest of the franchise.
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