Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Rumors: Browns 'Strongly Considering' Drafting Mitch Trubisky


So we like all those things. Smith has struggled with ball security issues during his time in NY, two years of which he was the starter.

Trubisky measuring in at a shade over 6-foot-2 on Thursday was news for a couple of reasons.

That sounds like something Jackson would like.

The important takeaway in all this is that Brown did say that retaining Pryor is a "priority".

"I think that's great". Can you throw? Can you process? But he almost led a comeback in the final minute before a 2-point conversion failed and believes that showed something to National Football League teams.

The Browns also have the 12th-overall pick, where Trubisky could still be available.

After a couple days of arrivals, interviews, physicals and hobnobbing with various personnel departments, quarterback prospects were poked and prodded Thursday and it couldn't have gone any better for Trubisky.

Trubisky refuted that he only had one season. "I think I definitely have enough experience".

The NFL Combine is happening this week and several former North Carolina Tar Heels are in the crosshairs of the big event. "I've seen all the headlines out there, but I can't comment on that". "I have a lot of pride of where I'm from that being my hometown, but no matter what team selects me I'm going to be super excited. I'm just a do-it-all back, and I feel like I am the best back in this class".

"At the same time, he still played", Jackson said. In a move that seems to be more ill-advised than placing a restrictive tag on a player, Browns head coach Hue Jackson, speaking at the National Football League combine, stated his hope for Pryor to "do the right thing" and re-sign with the Browns. All of his 13 career starts came in 2016, when he spearheaded an 8-5 North Carolina season with 3,748 yards, a 68.2 completion percentage, 30 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Concur, but assuming Cabot's report is accurate, consider Trubisky a very dark horse to go No. 1 overall.

The Cleveland Browns now hold the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and there is still a chance they surprise all of us. And I think what I need to do for the next level is just get used to the verbiage and the new offense I'm getting into. I was prepared really well at North Carolina by coach [Keith] Heckendorf, a really good quarterbacks coach, and I've studied the game. That's why we're here, to spend more time with them to and see what they know and what they don't know and how we can help them and how they would fit in our system.

Bernie Kosar was the last Browns quarterback to have sustained success.

Browns head coach Hue Jackson essentially stuck to legalese when speaking about Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III.