Myles Garrett hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind about his intentions heading into the 2017 NFL Draft. After saying that he wouldn’t be attending the draft in person, but would instead be staying home to celebrate with his family and friends, he’s now offering some personnel advice to the Dallas Cowboys.
A Texas boy, born and raised, the A&M star could be the first overall pick in the draft this year.
Currently, that pick is held by the Cleveland Browns, but scuttlebutt exists that the Browns might be willing to move that pick. Garrett’s solution? Jerry Jones and the Cowboys should trade up to secure him.
“Dak Prescott is leading our team right now. Take Tony Romo, take a couple picks, give ’em to Cleveland so you can pick me up,” Garrett said.
The Browns are definitely in the quarterback market this year (and every other year), but the fatal flaw with this proposal is that it’s real life, not Madden. With a number of options on the board, the Browns will likely look to the draft to fill their quarterback vacancy and make a decision on Robert Griffin III at that point in time.
All the same, you have to respect someone wanting to play for their hometown team so badly that they are churning the turbines at the trade-mill themselves.
While the deal doesn’t seem likely, or logical, one thing can’t be overlooked. It’s the Browns. They’ll go to unheard-of lengths to avoid drafting a franchise quarterback. With his best years behind him, Tony Romo fits that description.