Browns can pick no worse than second in 2017 NFL Draft

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A few teams at the top of the 2017 NFL Draft won this weekend, but there wasn’t much change in terms of draft order.

If the season ended today, the Browns would still be picking first overall despite beating the Chargers, thanks to the 49ers returning their gift hours later by beating the Rams.

(Also, if the season ended today, a lot of people would be saying “Why on Boxing Day?” but then probably shrug and say “OK.”)

That 1-14 looks better than 0-anything for the Browns, who can pick no worse than second overall even if they win another game this week. At the moment, the 2-13 49ers would be second, followed by the Bears (3-12), Jaguars (3-12), and Titans, who own the 4-11 Rams’ pick thanks to the Jared Goff deal.

The Jets, Chargers, Bengals, the Browns again (thanks Eagles) and Panthers would round out the top 10.

11 responses to “Browns can pick no worse than second in 2017 NFL Draft

  1. .
    1. Cleveland
    2. San Francisco
    3. Chicago
    4. Jacksonville
    5. Tennessee
    6. The Jets
    7. San Diego
    8. Cincinnati
    9. Cleveland
    10. Carolina

    How many of these teams need QB help? How many quality QBs will be available through the draft, free agency or trade? It’s a textbook case of supply and demand.

  2. The 2016 Browns have been a 16 week pre-season. They spent the entire off season dumping their high priced free agents and replacing them with rookies at the tune of 2 or 3 less wins a season.

    The Browns remind me a lot of Youngstown State actually. An FCS school that spent the last few years as a “Gimmie” win for BCS schools. They got a game plan based on building a winning system and not relying on specific players, was competitive year one of that plan despite rarely getting a win and by year two not only are they no longer a “gimmie” win for BCS Schools they are currently playing for a national title. The main difference between those two entities is the president of Youngstown State is a national title winning football coach himself so one thing he had was patience. Patience is the thing that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has shown he doesn’t have. If these rookies are allowed to grow with the team they will be solid veterans at least by 2018 and maybe sooner.

  3. Pitting all these divisional matchups in week 16 was a huge disaster….We are entering week 17 and all but one Playoff Spot is available…Making for an anticlimactic week 17… BRAVO NFL SCHEDULE MAKERS YOU FRICKIN IDIOTS….The whole idea of divisional matchups in week 17 was to make for good suspenseful football right?…. Dummies!!! Week 17 is nothing more than an exhibition week!!!

  4. As usual during this period of the NFL season there is nothing to post about concerning DA BEARS besides which draft spot.

  5. Why is it that so many snarky sportswriters – and fans – believe that teams with losing records should tank games in order to preserve or improve their draft order? Don’t they realize that such behavior would be a violation of federal laws? (insert yuk)

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