Sashi Brown says Browns "locked in" on who they will take

Executive Vice President of football operations Sashi Brown said the Browns are "locked in" on who they will take at eight

BEREA--Browns Executive Vice President Sashi Brown said the Browns are ready to make a pick when it’s their turn on Thursday night.

“We’re set, locked in, know who we’ll be taking,” Brown said on the Browns pre-draft preview radio show Monday night.

The Browns traded down from number two last week and picked up a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 second-round pick from the Eagles in a swap that gave the Eagles the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft. A lot of rumors around the NFL have the Browns trading down once again and not making their pick at eight. However, Brown said they are ready to draft a player that they’ve targeted, but have contingencies in place.

“If that player is not there, or if we get another offer that just blows our socks off, we’ll know how to react to that,” Brown said. 

He also said the decision makers are going over every possible scenario that could play out on draft night.

“These last couple of days for us are really about testing ourselves,” Brown said. “If so and so calls, or if this player is no longer available and making sure that we have a good understanding of how we’ll react, how we think about it, what choices we want to make and what tradeoffs those opportunities, pros and cons, provide for us.

“We just got out of quite a long session with our leadership team and (coach) Hue (Jackson) to talk through a lot of those scenarios, and we’ll do that once again before Thursday night.”


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