Browns were leaning Bradley Chubb, decided to go with Denzel Ward instead

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If the draft had been held this morning, Bradley Chubb possibly would be a Brown right now.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Browns were leaning heavily toward Chubb on Thursday morning. As the day unfolded, however, they ended up changing their minds and leaning toward Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward.

Ward fills a need that was created last year when Joe Haden was cut. And the Browns now have addressed each side of the ball with two of the first four picks.

19 responses to “Browns were leaning Bradley Chubb, decided to go with Denzel Ward instead

  1. Big mistake. Chubb and Nelson are as close to sure things as you can possibly get in a draft. They’ll regret missing this chance.

  2. Ugh poor browns fans. Passed on Barkley and Chubb. Ward is a rookie corner under 6 foot. Don’t expect much early, if ever. Should have taken saquon number one and guess what—-Mayfield still woulda been there at 4

  3. You don’t pick a corner that high! And you don’t draft a system QB with the first overall pick. The Browns are a dumpster fire! Baker Mayfield will be the 30th failed QBs in the Browns dysfunctional organization…

  4. Drafting for need and not the best player available never seems to work out.

  5. Browns are absolutely pathetic. That is the textbook way to build mediocrity. Two top 5 picks with 3 possible Franchise QBs, elite DE, elite MLB, elite Safety, an elite O Linemen at your disposable…how do you mess that up?

  6. Ward was a great choice. Browns got a better defensive end with the #1 overall pick in last years draft and plenty on the board for tomorrow when they have nearly every other pick.

  7. don’t care for #1 (tweeted him so) but i wil not eat their lunch for grabbing a CB1. That ws a more pressing need

  8. 49ersfury says:
    April 26, 2018 at 9:24 pm
    Browns are absolutely pathetic. That is the textbook way to build mediocrity. Two top 5 picks with 3 possible Franchise QBs, elite DE, elite MLB, elite Safety, an elite O Linemen at your disposable…how do you mess that up?

    Bill gifted you a franchise QB and that gives you the right to be able troll apparently!

    Perhaps he was well aware of the picks and cap space available to the Browns and tradedd him to a team that was much further away from competing!

  9. I gotta think that coming away with Barkley and Mayfield or Barkley and either Rosen or Darnold (if Mayfield was gone at 4 which is doubtful – most likely he’s still there) Would have been much better than Mayfield and Ward.

    Defense could have been addressed in the second round.

    But that’s just me. I’m sure the Browns know what they are doing. (yes – I had trouble writing that without laughing out loud)

  10. Always go with your gut instinct. That said, we’ll see what happens in the draft in a couple years and who was right and who was wrong. It’s impossible to bash or praise teams at this point.

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