Peter King of TheMMQBcom thinks the Cleveland Browns will end up with a couple of high picks in next year’s NFL draft.
“Cleveland GM Ray Farmer could have two of the top five picks in the draft next April. The Browns have Buffalo’s first-round pick from the Sammy Watkins trade. Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston (if he comes out) or Brett Hundley … plus either a bookend tackle from a reportedly rich tackle crop next year, or a corner to team with Joe Haden. It’s way too early to project things like this, but two picks in the top five of any draft is gold—gold, Jerry, it’s gold!—and Farmer might just have made a golden deal to help the Browns of 2015 and beyond, even as the team faces another apparently lean year now.
“Then I think: Manziel versus Mariota in training camp next July. I mean, the national press is going to rent the Courtyard in Berea for a month.,” wrote King.
As much as I would love to see the Browns win, King is probably right. I don’t know if Cleveland will take Mariota, but they will probably have a rough season.