The Browns have said they will not give up the #1 overall pick for Garoppolo because every presumed Cleveland was going to select Texas A&M superstar EDGE Myles Garrett.
And even if the Browns don't draft a passer at No. 1, some teams might be scared they'll try to get one with their second first round pick (from the Eagles) at No. 12. "I want to go No. 1". So, in a day and age where we're all watching the Combine saying, 'Hey there he is, he's the number 1 pick, best player ever, ' I'm just a little hesitant.
Ideally, the Browns draft Garrett No. 1 overall and have Trubisky slip to them at No. 12, then grab whatever quarterback they like the most at No. 12 or use their considerable draft capital to trade up and grab the quarterback they want.
But the more football people I speak to as scouts and executives emerge from their all-day draft meetings is that Fournette could surprise with how high he goes. To me, that's the one question I have. And I always take a step back - because I've seen the guy play football - he is a tremendous athlete. I don't want anybody to be like me. I have no allegiance. "It shows I'm top dog, at least from the beginning".
The 2017 NFL Draft is just two weeks away. However, his determination to be No. 1 and dedication to play for a lowly franchise like Cleveland are noteworthy.
Pistons lose final game at Palace of Auburn Hills
The game tonight was the last Pistons game at the Palace before moving to downtown Detroit next season. Monday night was about appreciating the past and looking eagerly toward the future.
"The Browns are in the beginning stages of a rebuild, and Garrett would be a foundation piece, " Kiper said.
Garrett also has a softer side to him. You can see it in my play and you can see it on my film.
In addition to sitting down for an in depth piece with ESPN's Sam Alipour, Garrett did a lot of talking earlier this week. Jevon Kearse, JaDaveon Clowney, and Julius Peppers have been thrown around as possible comparisons though there are some who believe Garrett's overall potential exceeds them all.
The kid is an absolute ideal when it comes to one of the most important positions in the game.
Oh, and in the event you were wondering what this latest interview did for those pumping ammo into the Inane Hot Take Cannon...