The predraft obfuscation reaches its zenith right about now, days before the draft. And the Browns, who have the No. 1 and No. 4 picks -- and a dire need for a franchise quarterback -- have yet to tip their hand. Common sense suggests they'd take a passer, though we still don't know who they favor. But common sense was nowhere to be found in 2016, when they passed on Carson Wentz, or in 2017, when they passed on Deshaun Watson. The Browns could also try to work a deal with the Giants, who have the No. 2 overall selection, to gain some draft picks and still get the quarterback they covet. And there's even been some conversation about the Browns drafting two quarterbacks, which sounds like an overreaction until you remember they haven't had a franchise passer since returning to Cleveland in 1999. But whatever happens, at least one quarterback is in the team's plans, and will almost certainly happen at the top of the draft, right? RIGHT?! Well ... here's the thing: general manager John Dorsey, who was hired last December, presumably to draft a quarterback (something his predecessor, Sashi Brown, never did in the first round), had this to say when asked if running back Saquon Barkley was an option at No. 1.
Browns GM open to all options with No. 1 pick and that includes drafting Saquon Barkley
CBS Sports | Apr 19