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2016 NFL Draft Order: Browns Still No. 1

The Browns still hold the top pick in the NFL Draft after the bye week. Even Mike Pettine is smiling today.

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It's safe to say the Cleveland Browns won the bye week.

Head coach Mike Pettine named Johnny Manziel the starter for the rest of the season, no reports of dysfunction emerged from Berea, and the Browns held onto the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Thanks to wins by the Cowboys, Chargers, and Lions, the Browns stand atop the draft order with a 2-8 record and a .500 strength of schedule (SOS), according to SB Nation's Dan Kadar.

The Chargers (.519 SOS) and Titans (.513 SOS) also hold 2-8 records following losses, but have better strength of schedule percentages than the Browns. In other words, the Browns have the same record as these two teams, but have played worse competition.

As I wrote last week, the Browns have chosen No. 1 overall just three times in the club's history -- 1954, 1999, and 2000. The team selected quarterback Bobby Garrett in 1954, quarterback Tim Couch in 1999, and defensive end Courtney Brown in 2000.

The Browns seem to have an interest in drafting a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft. General manager Ray Farmer attended Saturday's Stanford vs. Cal game, according to's Daniel Jeremiah. Farmer and other NFL executives attended the game to watch Cal quarterback Jared Goff, the early favorite to be the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Goff performed well on Saturday against Stanford, completing 37-of-54 passes for 386 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Cal's 35-22 loss. Goff has completed 64.9% of his passes this season, notching 3,710 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.

Other top draft prospects besides Goff include defensive end Joey Bosa, quarterback Paxton Lynch, and running back Ezekiel Elliot.

If the NFL Draft were today, who would you select for the Browns No. 1? Let your opinion be heard in the poll and comments section below.