Many fantasy sports players find themselves engulfed in setting MLB lineups during this time of year. However, there are a select few that continue to grind ahead to the upcoming NFL season in attempt to find the key to a fantasy football championship season. Part of the grind is following up with the additions teams will make at the NFL draft on Thursday, 27 April. The intrigue begins right out of the gate with the decision the Cleveland Browns will make with the first pick of the draft. Some project the Browns to take defensive end Myles Garrett, others believe Mitchell Trubisky will be the choice, and some analysts see them trading down to accumulate even more draft picks as was the case in the 2016 draft.
There is certainly a case to accumulate more picks since all will agree that the Browns are nowhere near close to becoming a playoff team this year or next. By trading down, the Browns would still have a first round pick (swapping with whomever decides to deal with them) while gaining more than likely another second rounder. This would give the Browns seven picks in the first three rounds which they could bring onboard names such as tight end O.J. Howard, Leonard Fournette, Marshon Lattimore, Reuben Foster in the first round, Joe Mixon, Bubba Baker, Marcus Williams, and Montravious Adams all of which would bolster their tight end, running back, cornerback, safety, linebacker, and defensive end needs. Either way they decide to slice it up, this is the most important draft the Browns have had in decades.