The Cleveland Browns are still undecided on who they will use the first overall pick on in this year’s NFL draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
According to Schefter, the Browns are split on using the pick on former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett or former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Up this point, it’s been almost a foregone conclusion that the Browns will take Garrett No. 1 because they need sure-fire impact players. It would rock the top of the draft if they pass on him at No. 1.
“Don’t be surprised if Myles Garrett isn’t the No. 1 pick,” an anonymous NFL executive told Schefter.
The Browns also need a quarterback, and they’re believed to have Trubisky ranked above Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes and DeShone Kizer.
If the Browns think Trubisky could be gone by No. 12, they’ll likely at least consider taking him No. 1. But it could also be an effort on the part of someone to drum up trade interest in the pick.
The 49ers at No. 2 and the Jets at No. 6 are possible landing spots for Trubisky.
The Browns are strongly considering Trubisky No. 1. The Browns took a ton of heat last year for passing on Carson Wentz at No. 2, and might just want to be sure before zeroing on Garrett.