We are ten hours away from the 2017 NFL draft, and the media has decided to drive me crazy until the Cleveland Browns make their pick. We’ve heard a host of rumors, and people are starting to adjust mock drafts for the possibility that the Browns might actually draft North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
The latest is ESPN analyst Todd McShay. He just posted his final mock draft of 2017, and he has Trubisky going No. 1 and Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett going No. 2 to the San Francisco 49ers. Here’s what he had to say about each of the picks.
Browns: “Everything I hear suggests the Browns like Trubisky the best among the QBs. It's unlikely he drops to No. 12, where Cleveland picks again. So the questions become: Take Myles Garrett here and try to trade back up for Trubisky? Or take the QB and address pass-rusher at No. 12? Fascinating dilemma.”
49ers: “I keep hearing the 49ers want to trade back, but Garrett unexpectedly falling to them would be a slam dunk for a team that needs more pass-rush help.”
This is really kind of amazing. Myles Garrett has been viewed as the consensus No. 1 pick all offseason, but in a matter of 48 hours, that is getting turned on its head. I really don’t think Sashi Brown and company are going to blow this, because I honestly think they bring a logical way of thinking. But if they do end up picking Trubisky, well, you’re gonna hear me scream across the country.