What will the team do with its 1st decide on? Also, how prolonged will the ‘championship window’ remain open up?
CLEVELAND — Time now for a unique draft 7 days version of “Hey Jimmy.” You’ve got been sending us your Browns thoughts, and I am here to response them for you.
Hey Jimmy: Do you imagine the Browns will use their extra third and fourth-spherical picks together with their very first-round pick to go up in the draft? – Mike in Hudson
The Browns have two picks in the third round, two picks in the fourth round. Here is the technique: I might will not assume they’d go way up in the to start with spherical, but if they focus on a player who they seriously like and he is not much too significantly absent, they could go a pair of picks up from No. 26. That’s when they would most likely use the excess 3rd and fourth-round picks, which would be an intense go.
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But keep in mind, third and fourth-round picks did nicely for the Browns last yr when they hung in and created the alternatives. They finished up with two good gamers in Jordan Elliot and Jacob Phillips in the 3rd spherical just before acquiring a typical limited stop prospect in Harrison Bryant in the fourth spherical. We are going to see what they do with these picks (they have 9 in all).
Hey Jimmy: Baker just signed for his fifth-yr possibility. What are the chances he will become our Drew Brees or Tom Brady and sticks about for a the greater part of his job? – Logan in Wickliffe
Wow… Drew Brees? Tom Brady? That’s a superior-issue for Baker Mayfield to get to.
This is the program: They picked up his fifth-calendar year solution, and the following step would be a extended-time period offer. That could happen it’s possible in July, just in advance of instruction camp. Probably it goes into subsequent year, probably it will come at the conclusion of this time, but no afterwards than that.
It will be a prolonged-phrase offer because he’s their prolonged-phrase quarterback. They like what they noticed from him very last 12 months, he’s getting coached effectively, he’s acquired a fantastic cast all around him. He’s our man, and we can only hope he is like Brees and Brady.
Hey Jimmy: Realistically, how long do you imagine our “window” is for a championship? – Josh in North Olmsted
There is certainly a new concept in the NFL: When you have a young quarterback (as the Browns do) and you have him on his rookie agreement (as Baker nonetheless is), the window is open to acquire the championship correct now. We have two much more decades still left to go on Mayfield’s rookie offer.
This is how it labored in Kansas City with Patrick Mahomes, and at one particular stage with Joe Flacco in Baltimore. Why I say it is so important that you do it all through his rookie deal? Since after they sign him to a enormous deal, the Browns will never have that considerably dollars to devote on free of charge agents or to hold latest gamers whose contracts are expiring right here in Cleveland.
We are large open up with the championship window correct now. That is why you see the Browns definitely going for it this calendar year.