Whoops. Sorry. Did I ruin the surprise? A third-string quarterback could come in if one is available by the time Cleveland picks at the 12th spot. Heck, the drama should have ended when defensive coordinator Gregg Williams told a room full of fans that they were taking the most athletic pass rusher to come out of college in years.
They like the transcendent pass rusher in Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, who nearly everyone believes will be their first pick, but they also like North Carolina quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, and they're afraid Trubisky will be gone by the time they pick again at 12.
Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown proved last year he is willing to wheel and deal, as he proved eight days before the draft last year when he traded the second pick in 2016 to the Eagles in a trade that will still be paying dividends in the 2018 draft.
That's not really a new take by Thomas.
The Patriots picked Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, while the Bengals got McCarron in the fifth round. All of the Jets defensive backs, most notably safety Calvin Pryor and former lockdown cornerback Darrelle Revis, regressed and opposing quarterbacks feasted on them week in and week out.
Brown said the team has received calls about a possible trade for the No. 1 pick, but indicated the Browns will likely keep it, and that they've zeroed in on who they want.
"You don't want to force it", Brown said of overspending just because a quarterback is needed. We've studied this around the league, and it's just our inclination. Regardless, in Mixon's case, his off-the-field baggage has caused teams to take him off their boards entirely, while others have him ranked as a first-round prospect.
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So if you're the current Bears who need a lot of talent in a lot of crucial places on the roster, take away that risk and give yourself a chance at cashing in your lotto ticket by finding a team that wants to get into the top three of the draft.
That may seem obvious, as the Browns hold the No. 1 pick - of course, they'll set the table for how the beginning of the first round goes.
The Browns were 31 of 32 franchises previous year in total defense, so I think Garrett would also be a good fit.
Too bad the internet investigators already have their answer.
"Don't believe ANYTHING you hear a week before the draft". If you can't find starters in Round 4 of this class, you're doing it wrong.