Browns reportedly debating between Garrett, Trubisky for 2017 top pick

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly down to two individuals, who they may select with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. It is either going to be pass rusher Myles Garrett or quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

At this time, the Browns have not made up their minds on who they may select. Cleveland does not want to give their hand away to the other teams, who may also be considering Garrett and Trubisky in the picks below them.

Former Texas A&M Aggies star defensive end Myles Garrett tackles Joshua Jacobs against the Alabama Crimson Tide as he takes a handoff from Jalen Hurts
Myles Garrett tackles Joshua Jacobs against the Alabama Crimson Tide as he takes a handoff from Jalen Hurts (Getty Images)

If Garrett is the No. 1 overall pick, the Browns hope that he can be their pass rusher of the future. But if he’s not the pick, Cleveland will hope that Trubisky is the face of the franchise moving forward.

Garrett, according to ESPN, has reportedly shared a private dinner with Browns head coach Hue Jackson. The Browns leader said that ‘he would be happy to draft Garrett.’

The Texas A&M pass rusher is considered the favorite to go No. 1 overall. Trubisky has skyrocketed up the draft board following his only starting season at North Carolina.

There’s speculation that he could be a Top 3 pick even if the Browns do not draft up with the top selection.

In 2016, Trubisky — who was known as Mitch Trubisky in college — went 304 of 447 for 3,748 yards. He had 30 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

In his previous two seasons in 2014 and 2015, he went 82 of 125 for 1,104 yards. Trubisky also had 10 touchdown passes and four interceptions.

The Browns has had a revolving door at quarterback in 2016. Seven different players, including five quarterbacks, one wide receiver, and a running threw a pass for the team last season.

Robert Griffin III had the team’s lone win, according to Pro Football Reference. He was 1-4. Cody Kessler was 0-8, while Josh McCown was also 0-3 as a starter.

Terrelle Pryor — who previously was a quarterback in college and in his early days in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders — and Duke Johnson also threw at least one pass for the Browns.

Kessler went 128 of 195 for 1,380 yards. He had six touchdown passes and two interceptions.

McCown also went 90 of 165 for 1,100 yards. The veteran also had six touchdowns and six interceptions.

Griffin III, the team’s other starter, also went 87 of 147 for 886 yards. He had two touchdown passes and three interceptions.

Garrett spent just three seasons in College Station, Texas. He played in 34 games for the Texas A&M Aggies.

In the three seasons, Garrett had 141 tackles, including 47 tackles for a loss, according to College Football Reference. He also had 31.0 sacks with one interception, seven forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and five pass deflections.

As a sophomore, he had 19.5 tackles for a loss and 11.5 sacks. He also had his lone college interception in 2015, as well, with five forced fumbles.

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