Three out of four analysts on NFL.com have Myles Garrett going No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns.
"I think it becomes easy because you're not dealing with so many guys, there's known certainty and you have a long time", Brown said. "That can also make it hard in its own way".
Garoppolo has been linked to the Browns all offseason due in part to the Browns lack of a franchise QB and heaping pile of of valuable draft picks. After that? This is one of the deepest classes in the six years I've been scouting for Bleacher Report. I think everyone understands the offense will have to be built around his strong points. Brown said a similar scenario this year "would surprise me".
The Bills seem to be strongly tied to Trubisky in particular. There are a ton of interest and popularity. Previous year in 2016 they selected Cody Kessler in the third round. It's just part of the territory. "Whatever team gets him, particularly if it's us, would be proud to have him".
"Every prospect is going to have his weaknesses". Quarterbacks slide at draft time, and Trubisky is one that could have more buzz into the draft but with fizzle on draft night.
That is not to say with Garrett, Cleveland's secondary is ready to rock and roll. Maybe Cleveland trades out (also a thing that is tough to buy) but Garrett has too high a ceiling and is too well regarded as the top prospect for someone to pass on him at the top.
"You want to have an impact", Brown said.
Standout cornerback Joe Haden, however, believes going with Garrett is the way to go.More news: Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal's rivalry in numbers
Brown called this "a momentous" draft for the Browns, who went 1-15 last season.
"We're not trying to take some approach where it's this draft or bust", Brown said.
But leave it to the Browns to potentially think themselves out of a good player. He could end up playing for the team he grew up rooting for, in Cleveland.
Tuesday, we head the wide receiver ranks with the fastest man ever at the NFL Combine, Washington's John Ross. "We were very impressed with him", Brown said, adding they like his work ethic and maturity. However, in order to capitalize on that success, he must continue to draft well this year. However, it looks like the Browns still want to improve their standing as recent rumors emerge that the team is planning to trade up their 12th selection into the top 10 because they want to draft a high-quality quarterback for the future.
"I think those are areas (are) where we're not done yet. The two go hand in hand, but we consider that, certainly".
"We can do both, and we will have a mind to both", Brown said.
If the club seeking to trade up doesn't want to give up two picks this year, it would likely have to deal away a second-rounder this year and another second-rounder next year (in place of this year's third-rounder). Why? There was a lot of smoke pointing NY to Floyd with the tenth pick and Pace wasn't going to take that chance on a player he liked a lot slipping away.
Trading down, especially in this draft, isn't a bad strategy in theory and quite honestly might even be the ultimate ideal for Chicago and Pace.