Anything can happen in the NFL draft.
Teams want to get as much bang for their buck as they possibly can. You can’t risk letting your No. 1 prospect getting drafted before you get to him, but on the flip side you don’t want to waste an early pick on your man if he is likely to still be there later. It is for this reason that the phones in Radio City Music Hall will be ringing off the hook come April 26 with teams wanting to trade their draft position up and down. This makes the NFL scouting combine that much more important because teams will have to scout two to three players at each position to be amply prepared for draft day.
No one has the NFL draft figured out—not the coaches, not the GM’s or team presidents, not even Mel Kiper, Jr. knows what is going to happen in late April. Last-minute, two-for-one, multi-team trades that take that player that was going to turn your club around off the board, right before you had your hands on him, make sure of this uncertainty. It is because of this draft day mayhem that makes predicting what a certain team will do a headache for any sports writer and a migraine for NFL VIPs.
With that being said, let’s sift through the madness and break down the needs of the Cleveland Browns and whom they should have their eyes on during this week’s NFL scouting combine.