NFL Draft rumors: Browns picking Myles Garrett No. 1 overall, report says

Hall of Fame defensive linemen, it seems, are not impressed with Myles Garrett, as Bruce Smith called the No. 1 draft pick slow.

The Browns aren't on the NFL Draft clock yet, but they've apparently finally decided who they're taking No. 1: Myles Garrett.

Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns beat writer for Cleveland.com, reported that "multiple league sources" told her the Browns will draft the talented Texas A&M defensive end with the first pick.

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport seemed to concur that the Browns are going with Garrett. In a cryptic tweet, he said one source told him the Browns' No. 1 pick will be, “One who is clearly, clearly better than anyone else.”

Garrett, who wowed scouts at the NFL Combine with some of the greatest numbers in the event's history, is the consensus No. 1 pick in the draft. But the Browns, who need a quarterback, had reportedly been eyeing North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the first pick.

Cleveland.com reported that Browns executives met Thursday to solidify their plans, and they are still very interested in Trubisky. The team has reportedly been working hard to trade up from the No. 12 pick they also hold in the first round to put themselves in position to pick Trubisky. Cleveland also owns the No. 33 and No. 52 overall selections.

But lest anyone think Garrett is a done deal to have his name called first, ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both predicted earlier Thursday that the Browns might panic if they can't trade that No. 12 pick to get Trubisky, leading them to select him No. 1.



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