In Todd McShay’s latest mock draft, he put a “general manager” hat on in which he tries to make the actual picks for each team for three rounds as opposed to projecting the picks. Personally, I don’t see how you can separate the two mentalities, but whatever.
To refresh, here is who McShay has had going to the Cleveland Browns in all of his 2017 mock drafts to date:
1.0: DT Jonathan Allen, OLB Takkarist McKinley
2.0: DE Myles Garrett, QB Mitch Trubisky
3.0: DE Myles Garrett, QB Deshaun Watson
4.0: DE Myles Garrett, TE O.J. Howard, QB DeShone Kizer, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
As I said earlier, his newest mock is the biggest one yet — three rounds — which gives Cleveland five picks to
make project. Here they are, along with his assessment:
Round 1 (1): Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Round 1 (12): O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Round 2 (33): Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
Round 2 (52): Marcus Williams, FS, Utah
Round 3 (65): Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan
Garrett was an easy choice at No. 1 for me. He'd be an impact player from Day 1 for a team that needs a lot more difference-makers. Why no quarterback at No. 12, you ask? I can't justify it based on value. My two highest-ranked QBs, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Trubisky, are 25th and 29th on my board, respectively. Howard, on the other hand, is my No. 8 player. I love his upside as a big-play pass-catcher. He'll block too. Trubisky would fit well in Hue Jackson's system, and Williams has the range in coverage that the Browns need in the secondary.
He actually did it! He took Trubisky with the first pick! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Oh, wait — he means the first pick of the second round? Great! His past two mocks have now clamored for Garrett-Howard, which is interesting.
What would you think of this haul for the Browns?