Texas A&M had a few pretty good defensive players enter this year's draft, including the No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett. With their second pick in round one, the Browns selected Jabrill Peppers, a versatile safety out of the University of MI.
Defense was supposed to dominate in the first round of the National Football League draft. With an emphasis on quarterbacks. 'I'm going to get out of Oakland, I'm going to go to the National Football League'. It was the third trade the Browns made in the first four rounds.
With the Buffalo Bills slated to pick at No. 10, the Kansas City Chiefs moved up a total of 17 spots.
With a chance to get Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson at No. 12, the Browns sent that pick to Houston for the No. 25 selection and the Texans' first-round pick in 2018.
"C'mon, Philly, C'mon", Goodell said Thursday night amid the boos, not even wincing at the reception. Garrett is a defensive end from Texas A&M.
"Browns fans are loyal, and they deserve better than what they've got", Cockroft said.
And he is already focusing on how he can help the Browns begin to turn things around following a 1-15 season past year. He left the Aggies with 31 career sacks and 141 tackles. "There was no call".
The draft is a time full of excitement for fans and players alike, so it makes sense to keep the fun going and let the players take in an Indians game for one night.
Gareon Conley, the former Ohio State cornerback who was accused of rape this week, was picked 24th overall by the Raiders. Days before the draft, allegations emerged that Conley raped a woman in Cleveland. But it was what was going on around him that surprised Philadelphia's Howie Roseman.
LSU running back Leonard Fournette, who some scouts compared to Adrian Peterson, went to Jacksonville; new Jaguars boss Tom Coughlin is enamored of powerful running backs.
"He's special", Coughlin said. We need to do something about balance. Davis is the only player in FBS history with at least 5,000 receiving yards and 50 receiving touchdowns.
Two more skill position offensive players went seventh and eighth. (Yes, Peppers did technically play QB in college, but that doesn't count.) After failure after failure, it seems that the Browns have finally figured out how to avoid drafting a quarterback bust: Just don't draft a quarterback at all. I haven't given out mine yet, but I'd probably give them a B or B+.
With their first pick on Day 3, the Browns managed to add another guy who may eventually be a star for the team.
"That's going to be tremendous for Taco", Brown said.