With the 2017 NFL Draft nearly two weeks away NFL teams are beginning to narrow down their selections in the upcoming draft.
On Thursday, Anthony DiMoro of DimoroSports.com reported that San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has declared that the 2nd overall pick in the draft is “open for business”.
John Lynch had this to say about his decision on keeping his options open:
“There’s the traditional trade chart. We’ve got one of our own. We know how we value that. As I’ve said, we’re open for business. We’ll listen to anything. I’ve always said you don’t like being a 2-14 team, but you like having the second pick. Because I think it puts you in the driver’s seat. A lot of options at your disposal. And we’ll explore every single one of them.”
NFL Insider for ESPN Adam Schefter reported that the Cleveland Browns are debating on who to select Number 1 overall.
Cleveland has not made up its mind at No. 1, per source. Split opinions. Some like Myles Garrett, some like Mitchell Trubisky. We will see.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 12, 2017
According to sources, the Browns are one of the teams that are interested in moving up to the 49ers 2nd overall pick. If the Browns do elect to make that move the team would have Number 1 and 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.
If the Browns do not work out a deal for New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garropolo, the Browns would likely use their extra picks to move up to the number 2 spot.
If the Browns do decide to make a trade and get the first two overall picks of the draft it would be expected that the team would select Myles Garrett and Mitch Trubisky.
This would be a very bold move by the Cleveland Browns organization if they do elect to trade up for the 2nd overall pick in the draft.