The NFL draft begins on April 27, 2017 and has the Cleveland Browns on the clock (unless they trade that pick) and the Browns have a lot of needs.
Taking a survey of the 2017 NFL mock drafts for the top 20 picks, many draft prognosticators have Cleveland taking the consensus ‘best overall player’ Myles Garrett at number one.
Garrett is a great defensive end from Texas A&M and his three-year college career included 32.5 sacks and 48.5 tackles for loss.
But the team really needs a quarterback – should they take Mitch Trubisky from North Carolina?
Is he really worthy of the number one overall pick?
The Browns also have the number twelve pick and one mock draft has Trubisky falling to 12 in what would seem like a dream first round for the Browns.
Nick Klopsis of Newsday writes in his NFL mock draft North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky and the Browns are “like a match made in heaven.”
“The Browns are reportedly very high on Trubisky, and Trubisky's bio on UNC's website says that if he could choose any NFL team to play for, he'd play for the Browns. Trubisky has an impressive mix of arm strength and accuracy, can make any throw asked of him and is mobile enough to extend plays with his legs. There isn't too much tape on him, though — he assumed the starting role at North Carolina this year — and he struggled in the Tar Heels' Sun Bowl loss to Stanford, so it remains to be seen if he just had a good season or if there's something more sustainable there.”
Here’s his full mock draft for picks 1-20.
SB Nation has two full rounds for mock draft junkies here.
CBS Sports has Trubisky going number one to the Browns and Myles Garrett going to the San Francisco 49ers with the number two overall pick.
See their mock draft here.
2017 Round One Draft order (1-3-2017):
1. Cleveland Browns
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Chicago Bears
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)
6. New York Jets
7. San Diego Chargers
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Cincinnati Bengals
10. Buffalo Bills
11. New Orleans Saints
12. Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles)
13. Arizona Cardinals
14. Indianapolis Colts*
15. Philadelphia Eagles* (from Minnesota Vikings)
16. Baltimore Ravens
17. Washington Redskins
18. Tennessee Titans
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Denver Broncos
* – coin flip will break tie and determine order.