We are inching closer and closer to what we’ve all been waiting for — the 2017 NFL Draft. The rumors are swirling, information is leaking, and it is getting more difficult to predict.
We thought we knew that Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett would be the first overall pick, and now that isn’t even a certainty.
One thing is certain: we have no idea what’s going to happen, and I love it.
This mock draft is a mix of what I’m hearing and logical fits.
1. Cleveland Browns: Mitchell Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina
Whoa! There are reports of an internal disagreement on whether Myles Garrett is worthy of the No. 1 selection and apparently the Browns love Trubisky. If they want to draft Trubisky, there is only one way they can guarantee he becomes their property and that is to select him with the first pick in the draft.
The environment is ripe for Trubisky. The offensive line is stacked, Cleveland has a formidable duo of receivers in Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman, tight end Gary Barnidge is one year removed from the Pro Bowl and running backs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson had productive seasons in 2016 and are emerging talents.
While Trubisky has only started one season in college, the traits he illustrated last season rival any quarterback in this class. He is the most accurate quarterback in this class, has tremendous poise and pocket skills and ran his offense with total command.