There is no question that the Cleveland Browns are in dire need of a superstar. The first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft can give the franchise just that. Head coach Hue Jackson confirmed that the team will not deal the first overall pick to acquire more picks and/or a veteran quarterback. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com had the report on the story.
“There’s going to be a player that’s going to be very good for our organization at No. 1,” he said. “I would not like to trade, but if there’s an opportunity to make our team better, I’m sure we’ll discuss anything and everything.”
Cleveland is obviously also looking for a quarterback but it appears the first overall pick will not be a part of that discussion. The main reason for which is Myles Garrett of Texas A&M who is considered a can’t miss once and a generational type of player. While Garrett will help transcend their defense, Hue Jackson is still suffering from sleepless nights trying to fix the quarterback situation.
“Until we have the guy that we feel comfortable with that will be the face of our franchise, and play QB the way we want them top play, we’re going to keep searching,” said Jackson. “There’s the draft that’s coming up. There’s trade opportunities hopefully. We’ll exhaust every opportunity.’’