The Cleveland Browns used the 25th pick, the one they got in a trade with the Texans, to select Jabrill Peppers, one of the most versatile players in the NFL draft. This past season at Michigan, he played 11 positions and was a Heisman finalist thanks to his phenomenal ability to do whatever was needed of him — though he’s expected to play safety at the next level.
At the combine, Peppers told reporters that while at Michigan, “My mindset was whatever I had to do I’m gonna do it to the best of my ability and try to make plays when I can. I think that’s what I did and that’s what I’m gonna continue to do.”
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Cleveland needs a quarterback, but this is not the year to take a signal caller with the first overall pick. There’s no player in this draft class who looks like he could be a surefire franchise quarterback without significant development.
While most people have expected the Browns to grab Myles Garrett with the first overall pick, there have been plenty of rumblings connecting the team to Trubisky. NFL Network’s Mike Silver, who spent the week leading up to the draft in Berea at the Browns’ headquarters, said Monday that Cleveland had been making calls to teams with picks in the top 10 to explore the possibility of trading up from No. 12 to get the UNC product. Silver also said that Garrett is not a lock with the top pick.
This idea of Trubisky to the Browns at No. 1 is gaining momentum. ESPN’s Cheap Jonathan Toews Jerseys Todd McShay MLB Baseball Jerseys and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Bob McGinn both have Trubisky going first overall in their most recent mock drafts.