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NFL DRAFT 2017: What does success look like for the Cleveland Browns?

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 12:58:40-04

Following a 0-14 start under first-year coach Hue Jackson, the Browns barely avoided becoming the second team in history to lose all 16 games.

Cleveland's biggest issue remains as it has for 15 years: No long-term answer at quarterback. The defense isn't much better, ranking 31st overall and lacking impact players. It's no secret: The fan base is disillusioned with the Browns.

So what will the 2017 NFL Draft hold? Nate Ulrich and Dan Kadar, Browns writers with our partners at the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com, have their take:

"We go these scenarios: Taking Myles Garrett and moving up for Mitchell Trubisky; taking Garrett, a non-quarterback at No. 12 and a quarterback with their third pick; taking Trubisky first overall since the talk of it just won't seem to go away."

Listen to their podcast here: What is a successful 2017 NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns?

Ulrich is wondering the same thing a lot of Browns fans are wondering: Whether they will pick the best player or the most valuable player at No. 1 overall.

"It’s the exact debate coach Hue Jackson acknowledged the Browns would face when I asked him about it all the way back on Jan. 25 after a Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala.

In today’s NFL, I said to Jackson, a good quarterback is more valuable than an elite non-quarterback, for example, a defensive player.

'I don’t disagree,' Jackson said." Read Ulrich's full article here