NFL Draft: Jabrill Peppers Selected By The Cleveland Browns

NFL Draft: Jabrill Peppers Selected By The Cleveland Browns

Those were addressed with the first overall pick of the 2017 draft on April 27 with the selection of Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett.

But with Watson there for the taking, the Browns turned around and walked the other way. Once again, it proved that for all of the pre-draft chatter, rumors and exclusive reports, nobody really knows how it will all go down. I'm going to out-compete and out-challenge. Cleveland has lacked a dominant defensive player, the kind who can change a game with a sack or punishing hit. Roethlisberger's 20-2 career record against Cleveland gives him the best win percentage of any quarterback against a single opponent since the merger.

Cleveland dealt their number 12 overall pick to the Houston Texas, who used the spot to take Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Titans rounded out the top five with Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis. When that invitation was extended, however, they probably weren't expecting to need three catchers for the event.

So much for the notion that this was a defense-heavy draft. 'I'm going to get out of Oakland, I'm going to go to the National Football League'. But Texas is always fertile recruiting ground, as evidenced by the fact that four former Texas high school stars (Garrett, Stanford's Solomon Thomas, LSU's Jamal Adams and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes II) were selected in the top 10 of the draft on Thursday night.

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Buffalo wasn't in love with anyone at 10, so they decided to make the right choice - add high draft picks in multiple years. He would be an end in their base 3-4 scheme, but don't get too carried away with his weighing only 270 pounds.

This is the third straight year the Niners have taken a defensive lineman with their first pick. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2015 and collected the Paul Hornung Award - given to college football's most versatile player - this past season.

The Chiefs raised eyebrows at the NFL Scouting Combine in early March by using many of their 60 allotted formal interviews on quarterback prospects. What is unusual is Houston trading up 13 spots to select Deshaun Watson.

Six picks to go until the Browns are on the clock.

The move was one many expected, as Garrett has all the makings to be a premier pass-rusher in this league. Namely, a third-round pick (No. 67 overall) and fourth-round pick (No. 111) this year, as well a third-rounder in 2018. The guys who would have helped and been needs were still on the board by the time they were picking. "I'm so happy to be a Chicago Bear". We'll do the same for all three players as they confidently fired toward home plate.