Not even for a quarterback. The Cleveland Browns were terrible last year and have received the first pick in the 2017 NL Draft for their pain and suffering.
The long-beleaguered franchise hasn’t posted a winning record since 2007, and hasn’t won a playoff game since 1994.
Much of their futility is tied to their quarterback play, as the position has been a revolving door of failed draft picks and ill-advised free agent signings. The Browns have been historically bad in the draft.
Now, with the pick of the litter in their hands, they are playing things a little closer to the vest.
The Browns reportedly are unwilling to trade the first overall pick under any circumstance. There have been numerous reports that the Browns have shown keen interest in New England Patriots backup Jimmy Garrapalo, but it appears even he isn’t enough bate to get the Browns to bite.
A number of options exist for Cleveland if they choose to hold on to the top overall pick. They also hold the No. 12 overall pick in the draft, which appears more available to package in exchange for a starting caliber quarterback.
Of course, the quarterback class is a wide array of questionable prospects. While it appears they might decide to go with Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garret with top selection, surplus value will likely exist at the No. 12 spot.
The Browns appear intent on drafting the best available player, not the top position of need, even if it means possibly repeating old mistakes.