The Cleveland Browns have a no-brainer situation on their hands: Draft Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick and go from there. Only the Browns are reportedly torn between Garrett and Mitch Trubisky for the top pick.
Trubisky, an Ohio native, grew up near Cleveland.
“He’s loved around here because he’s from here, but I’m just not buying it,” Cleveland’s 92.3 The Fan midday co-host Andy Baskin said on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “I think it’s total BS right now. If they’re saying half of Berea wants Trubisky and half of the people want Garrett, I’m not buying any of it. I think they’re just throwing stuff out there to make things interesting and to see if somebody might bite or budge to think that maybe they could try to get back in it. I don’t think they’re in love with any of these quarterbacks. That’s what I’ve heard out of Berea for the past month.”
The Browns have a long history of drafting quarterback busts, from Brady Quinn to Brandon Weeden to Johnny Manziel. Surely, they won’t take another quarterback with obvious flaws over a player who projects as an elite starter, right?
Baskin, for one, doesn’t believe the rumors.
“I’m just not buying it,” he said. “They know they can get two quality players that can play for a long time, especially if they take Myles Garrett at No. 1. It is a no-brainer. The Browns don’t have to be the smartest guy in the room. They just have to be the team that goes up there and makes the right pick at No. 1. If it’s not Myles Garrett, this town’s going to freak out. There have been so many bad regimes here making picks in Cleveland. Myles Garrett is an easy pick for them to make at No. 1. He is clearly the No. 1 guy. I can read a million mocks; everybody has Myles Garrett at No. 1, and I’m just not buying that they’re in love with any of these quarterbacks. I would much rather see them take Malik Hooker from Ohio State at No. 12 or a number of other guys than take a quarterback at this point. I just don’t feel like any of these quarterbacks are game-changers.”