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What will Browns do with the 12th pick?

Assuming the Browns use the first overall pick on Myles Garrett, what do they do with the 12th pick?

BEREA, Ohio--Conventional wisdom would say the Browns will stand pat and draft the draft's consensus number one overall player Myles Garrett.

But the Browns are not always the most conventional team.

Assuming Garrett is the pick, a real key pick will be their next one at No. 12 and the following one at 33.

Executive Vice President Sashi Brown said the Browns have a pretty good idea on who will be available at 12.

“We do a lot of work on that," Brown said. "We do quite a bit of scenario planning and you start to dig. Really about now is when you dig and start to get some reliable information on who certain teams are after. We would like to think every year that we would go in knowing exactly what is going to happen, and every year we don’t.

"There is always a surprise somewhere in that top 10, whether it is someone trading up or a team taking a player that you don’t expect," he said. "We do have a pretty good sense, and it is important because we want to plan for us as we move forward. We really try to plan for the total haul. You don’t want to look at any individual pick in isolation.”

It is no secret the Browns want to bring in another quarterback, but Brown all but ruled out trying to obtain a veteran quarterback such as Jimmy Garoppolo.

 "Could we in theory (trade for a veteran quarterback),yes," he said. "But are we planning on it or is that the plan, no."
Personnel Director Andrew Berry was asked would the Browns take the best player available at 12 or put more of a premium on the quarterback position.

"I would tell you, all of that comes into consideration, overall talent, positional value, need on the current roster, really just depends on the circumstance, depends on where you’re picking in the round and what other opportunities may be available later in the draft depending on how deep a position is," Berry said. "It really just depends on the individual situation."

Berry would not rule out taking the best player available. 

"We would make the decision that really moves the roster forward the best."

Brown was asked if the Browns would possibly trade up to get the quarterback they prefer. 

"We're open to it," he said. "Generally we value picks. We think no matter how prepared you are, there's always a lot of uncertainty in the draft. Every team misses. We're not going to be different in that regard. We like young talent. We've said the draft is going to be the pipeline. So we don't want to get into a habit of turning two picks into one, so to speak.
"We just don't think that's a good way to do business over time," he said. "We've studied this around the league and it's just our inclination, but does not mean that if there was a player there we might not go take a shot. We think we're positioned to be able to do that without impacting our draft too much."
Brown was asked if he thought there would be extra pressure on Mitchell Trubisky, if the Browns drafted him since he was from Cleveland. 

"No, Mitch seems to be a pretty mature kid," he said.

An interesting note was that Brown mentioned five quarterbacks when finishing the question on Trubisky.

"All the quarterbacks were (mature), (DeShone) Kizer, (Deshaun) Watson -- I can't say Deshaun because I'm not sure which one I'm talking about -- Kizer, Watson, (Patrick) Mahomes, Davis (Webb), who we had down at the Senior Bowl, all of them really mature young men I think would handle themselves well whether they were in their home environment or they were on the road."

Extra Points
Brock Staying?: Brown was asked if he expected QB Brock Osweiler to be on the roster at training camp.
 “Yeah, we expect Brock to be here," Brown said. "He’s done a good job coming in the first couple days, a positive young man who has some ability and talent. We look forward to him trying to establish himself here and have a chance to compete to be the starting quarterback.”
Mixon Draftable?: Brown was asked if troubled RB Joe Mixon is on the Browns draft board, but he wouldn't divulge any information. However, he didn't rule him out of being drafted.
"We wouldn't comment on our draft board and not really going to spend much time on any individual prospects but I can appreciate why you ask the question." 

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