Written by: sbnadmin This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
The Cleveland Browns, for the nth time in who-knows-how-many years, have one of the brightest spotlight in the draft. It’s probably even brighter now than in seasons past, as they own two selections in the top 12, one of which is the top pick.
Unfortunately, though, it’s all for the wrong reasons, since majority of football for fans are just waiting for their next draft blunder.
We’ll soon find out if they will continue dropping the ball. For now, let’s just take a quick look at the young guns they are likely to pick.
As the odds suggest, this kid is the likeliest draftee to get selected first overall – and rightfully so. He is an athletic freak that any team should have, possessing great speed, quickness, power, and resiliency.
Garrett stands at 6’4 and weighs 272 lbs., and he ran a 4.64 at the combine. His potential tandem with Emmanuel Ogbah looks to be interesting.
He had 31 sacks and 47 tackles for loss in 34 career games at Texas A&M.
Trubisky was only a starter for the North Carolina Tar Heels for one season, but he quickly turned heads with his quick maturity. He produced a lot in 2016 – 3,748 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, six interceptions, and five rushing scores – and led the unheralded UNC into the Sun Bowl, where they gave Stanford a very competitive fight before eventually falling.
The patience in the pocket and the ability to extend make plays with his feet is there, so we still can’t be fully surprised if the Browns use the number one pick on this kid.
Considering the all-around talent, including the unquestionable leadership abilities, and the impressive championship run that saw him and his Clemson Tigers take down the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Title game, Watson may own the best momentum out of any player in the draft.
Additionally, his explosiveness in the passing game and good mobility can also rival any QB counterpart in this class.
He threw for 4,593 yards and 41 touchdowns in the 2016 season, while also rushing for nine TDs.
Thomas is behind Garrett in the rankings among this class’s pass rushers. He, too, has great built, speed, quickness, power, and relentless pursuit for attacking the QB. When rushing the passer, he is commended for efficiently using his hands to beat blockers.
At Stanford, he showed good versatility by being able to effectively line up in multiple positions across the defensive line.
In his two-year stint with the Cardinal (26 games), he had 12 sacks and 24.5 tackles for loss.
***Below are the complete odds:
|Myles Garrett (-1,800)||MarShon Lattimore (+4,000)|
|Mitch Trubisky (+700)||Leonard Fournette (+6,000)|
|Solomon Thomas (+2,000)||Mike Williams (+7,500)|
|DeSahun Watson (+1,800)||DeShone Kizer (+5,000)|
|THE FIELD (ANY OTHER PLAYER) (+2,500)|