BEREA, Ohio--A positive of losing the season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime, 27-24, the Browns will have the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. They also will have the 12th overall pick as part of the trade of the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft with the Eagles per Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com. Philadelphia defeated the Cowboys and finished with a 7-9 record.
The last time the Browns used the first pick was in the 2000 NFL Draft when the team took defensive end Courtney Brown one year after selecting Tim Couch first overall in the 1999 NFL Draft.
Myles Garrett, a pass rusher from Texas A & M is the early favorite by most draft experts to be the top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Garrett had 32.5 sacks in three seasons at Texas A & M. ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Browns have an "astronomical grade" on Garrett.
The Browns also will have the Titans second round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft (52nd) as part of the trade that the Browns gave up the 8th overall pick last year. With their own pick (33rd) at the top of the second-round, the Browns are scheduled to have four picks among the top 52 selections.