Every year at this time, the possibility of a team passing a pick becomes plausible. In what could be the final draft featuring what the agents call “free money,” if someone ever will pass intentionally, it’s going to happen now.
A reader has reminded us of the dynamic (we can be a little slow at times), and it makes sense as it relates to the Browns at No. 7.
As we recently pointed out, the Browns are in a bit of a vise — too low to get a great player and too high to avoid the huge contracts. So maybe they’ll decide not to make a pick.
The last time a team passed a pick came seven years ago, when the Vikings held the seventh overall selection in the draft. The Jags swooped in and snagged quarterback Byron Leftwich, and the Panthers grabbed tackle Jordan Gross. The Vikings eventually woke up and took defensive tackle Kevin Williams.