OT: Browns making moves

Submitted by LurkingLikeLar… on March 9th, 2018 at 6:26 PM
Picked up Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, and Damarious Randall. Better than they were yesterday at least.

Comments

stephenrjking

March 9th, 2018 at 6:51 PM ^

That would take some real guts. RBs, even when they are brilliant (see: Adrian Peterson in modern times, Barry in the olden days) don't make teams. So assuming Saquon pans out, Cleveland would still need a lot of team to put around him.

On the other hand, if they really like all of those QB options, they're guaranteed a good pickup no matter who. It would certainly be interesting.

But Barkley isn't even the only great RB in this draft class. It feels like there has to be someone else at #4 that can be a huge asset elsewhere on the field, then move into the late first and get a guy like Michel.

Jonesy

March 9th, 2018 at 6:58 PM ^

The thing is nobody has any clue which QB will be the best one, teams get it wrong all the time, just look at the Bears last year trading an arm and a leg to move up and get Trubitzky while they could have had Deshaun Watson for free. Deshaun Watson so far is the best QB by a mile of that class and he was the 3rd one taken at 12. Saquon was a stud behind a crap OL last year and then dominated the combine. Everyone rates him the #1 player in the draft. Why worry about which QB is the best when you can take the obvious best player in the draft then take one of the 3 top QBs that nobody can agree which one is the best anyway.

bacon1431

March 10th, 2018 at 10:59 AM ^

Idk what you want from a guy. Almost a 3:1 TD:INT for his career, 60+% passing, a handful of rushing TDs a year, 22-20 career record. He’s not going to be the reason you win or lose games. Which is what you want from a guy that isn’t going to be a franchise Qb. Bills have been atrocious at Qb position for almost two decades, so I would be taking mediocre over what you’re used to. Not as bad as Lions fans complaining about Stafford, but geez.

MIGHTYMOJO91

March 9th, 2018 at 8:01 PM ^

To winning the offseason. Will it translate into more wins this season? If they win just one game it is an improvement obviously. IMO I think they will still be lucky to win 4-5 games this year. One would think that Cleveland could possibly get it right in the draft this year.  The real drama is seeing just exactly how they blow it because it is Cleveland.

Steves_Wolverines

March 9th, 2018 at 8:21 PM ^

My unpopular opinion is that Taylor is a better QB than Stafford. Cleveland would have to be crazy unlucky to not make the playoffs next year. I see them winning the AFC North, battling the Bengals for 1st place in the division.

1. Browns - Finishes 2nd in the AFC, 2 games behind the Patriots.
2. Bengals - Finishes 1st in the wild card
3. Steelers - Misses playoffs
4. Ravens - Misses playoffs

Unicycle Firefly

March 9th, 2018 at 8:41 PM ^

After this, they’re out of their minds if they don’t trade that #1 pick for a better haul this year or next. They can grab some solid linemen or defensive players and use Taylor as the stopgap at QB until a more viable option comes along. If you want to pin your franchise’s hopes on Darnold or Rosen, then...good luck to you.

Hotel Putingrad

March 9th, 2018 at 10:27 PM ^

if you're going to draft Rosen, Allen, or Darnold, you don't really need a bridge quarterback like Taylor. If their intention is now to flip #1 for multiple picks and take a RB and defenders, how good can they possibly expect to be with Tyrod running the show? And then where are they spending their $100M in cap space? obviously Cousins must have let them know he wasn't coming, but if you're trying to remove the stench of 0-16, you need to make bigger moves than these. I just don't understand the front office's thinking here. I hope mGrowOld chimes in to enlighten us.