About an hour later, Cleveland made another big move, trading for Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor. To that end, they may end up drafting Minkah Fitzpatrick with one of their two first-round picks. The Browns have had future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas for many years, but prior to last season, they spent a lot of money upgrading the unit as a whole, adding Kevin Zeitler and J.C. Tretter. A scary team that will return Cook, its two top playmakers in the passing game (Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs) and the league's top defense would only get more terrifying with quarterback stability. Taylor can serve as a bridge while the Browns find a quarterback to eventually take over and be the face of the franchise.
The main reason the Browns got worse instead of better is because Haslam did not follow his own plan.
But unlike Kizer, who led the National Football League with 22 interceptions, went 0-15 and went through numerous growing pains as a rookie starter, Taylor will have offensive weapons around him.
Dorsey understands that since the Browns can't point to anything tangible on the field from the last two years, they needed to generate buzz and create some momentum before the free agency period begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday. "I think this is probably a several-year rebuilding program". That, if anything, might be another massive indictment of this year's quarterback class. Do they seriously entertain the idea of taking a running back-albeit, very talented-in Barkley, top overall? He will not be inheriting that if he goes to Cleveland.
Smith caught 36 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns in the 2017 regular season and added 13 receptions for 157 yards and one score in the Eagles' playoff run to the Super Bowl crown. Sam Darnold showed that he had the ability to perform despite not having a great offensive line.
The Browns didn't commit highway robbery, but this seems like a beneficial trade for both parties as Buffalo receives an early-round selection for a QB they have given up on a long time ago.
If the Browns zero in on a specific quarterback, Barkley will be available to the Giants, who might not be able to pass up the chance for an All-Pro talent to team with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram in 37-year-old quarterback Eli Manning's twilight years. I think that this would be the best move for the Browns because you just can not pass up on the QB talent in this draft.
On Friday, after the Browns traded for him, Gordon posted on his Instagram account, "Good, now I can give you hell at practice every day". With that said, the Packers dug a deeper hole than they already had at the position, and they only have so many piles of cash to fill it.