Former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley might not Chris Thompson Youth jersey be everything the Browns want, but he’s everything they need.
The Browns have been asking that question with quarterbacks since 1999, but there isn’t one overnight franchise-saving quarterback in the first round. Darnold, Rosen or Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield might be good in time. Cleveland needs to address quarterback with one of those two picks, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be No. 1.
Cleveland can pass on Fitzpatrick or Bradley Chubb. They are defensive players, and the Browns got their franchise-building guy on that side of the ball last season by drafting Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick. He was the most gifted player in last year’s draft, and he showed it with a rookie season in which he finished with seven sacks in 11 games. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Garrett doubled that total next year.
Ondrej Kase Jersey Of all those players the Browns have passed on in the draft, which name pops up most? Julio Jones is one. Cleveland traded the No. 6 pick to Atlanta in 2011, and the Falcons ended up with one of the best receivers in the NFL. Almost every time Jones makes an acrobatic catch, a Browns fan laments what might have been.
After falling to the Rockets the night Butler went down, the Wolves rebounded with consecutive wins against the Bulls and Kings, two teams that are aiming more for lottery balls than wins, then dropped a close game in Portland. In those three games, they posted a defensive rating of 100.7, good for sixth-best in the NBA in that span, and a significant improvement over their 108.6 defensive rating in the first 62 games of the season. However, the quality of upcoming opponents will put that improvement to the test.
As tempting as Cousins is to serve as a quick fix, his cost would hamper the team’s ability to get additional veteran offensive skill players for short-term return. The alternative is being a little more patient with a promising rookie and using the extra funds to give him a more experienced support system.
Jared Veldheer Youth Jersey Cousins would represent control of the situation; a chance for the Jets to know exactly what they’re getting in March vs. the uncertainty of the draft in April. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is a popular first-round mock draft pick to the Jets, but that could change during the scouting process. Wyoming’s Josh Allen or USC’s Sam Darnold could end up being a big slider, or Louisville’s Lamar Jackson could become a big riser. Because of that unpredictability, Maccagnan, Bowles and Bates would need to settle on several would-be rookie solutions knowing their top option might not be an option at all.