Report: Browns have shopped No. 4 pick
Although the 2018 NFL Draft is about to begin, nothing has been officially set in stone for each team. That goes especially for the Cleveland Browns, who currently own the first and fourth overall picks.
It is no secret that the Browns plan on taking one of the many top quarterback prospects in the draft. However, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, their fourth pick has become somewhat expendable:
Not just the Denver Broncos talking about trading back; so are the Cleveland Browns, who have shopped the No. 4 overall pick, per sources.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding what general manager John Dorsey plans on doing with the first overall pick. Although Cleveland has sung the praises of nearly every quarterback they hosted for a workout, one name that has popped up time and time again is Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. Now recent reports suggest that their interest in him was legitimate all along.
As a result, it seems the Browns may be looking to garner as many assets as they possibly can with the fourth pick. Since there are a number of teams clamoring for position to take one of the other highly-touted quarterbacks, they may have plenty of suitors. Those like the Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals are starved for a potential franchise quarterback at the moment.
Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos recently made it known that they would be fielding offers for the fifth overall pick. However, since the New York Jets traded up to the third spot to presumably take a quarterback, this would make the fourth pick much more valuable for a team looking to have options. That said, it will be interesting to see whether or not they are willing to meet Cleveland’s asking price.