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1-15, 4th in AFC North

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

This well could be the night that the Brock Osweiler era began in Cleveland.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns and Houston have a little something going. The Browns took Brock Osweiler off the Texans' hands, then they sent Deshaun Watson to Houston. In exchange the Browns got two first-round picks and a second-round choice.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns passed on some good players when they traded out of the 12th pick. S Malik Hooker, DL Jonathan Allen or TE O.J. Howard all could have been taken. They also passed on QB Deshaun Watson at 12 to acquire Houston's first-round picks this year and next.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns now own Houston's first-and second-round picks in 2018. Cleveland acquired the first round choice in '18 and Houston's first-round pick this year (25th overall) in a deal that sent the 12th pick to Houston. In 2018, the Browns have two first-round picks and three in the second round.

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Texans trade up, take QB Watson at No. 12

The Texans selected Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th pick in Thursday's NFL draft after a trade with the Browns.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Because I know you're thinking it: Combine the two trades, and the Texans traded the Browns two first-round picks, a second-round pick, a sixth-round pick and Brock Osweiler for DeShaun Watson and a fourth-round pick.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have traded with Cleveland for the No. 12 pick. Could we see Deshaun Watson go here? He had a really good visit with Houston.

ESPN Staff  

Myles Garrett was the first ever Texas A&M player taken No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. (Photo Courtesy: Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Three picks until the Browns are on the clock at 12, and TE O.J. Howard, S Malik Hooker and DL Jonathan Allen are all still there to be taken. At least one will be there at 12.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Two other players to consider at 12, both of them highly regarded: Safety Malik Hooker of Ohio State and tight end O.J. Howard of Alabama. One of them could be good enough to force the Browns off Deshaun Watson.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

With seven picks in, I've got Deshaun Watson in the pool at pick 12 for the Browns.

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Katie Richcreek ESPN 

Randy Wittmer and his four sons react to Cleveland's selection of Myles Garrett with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Christian, the eldest brother, explains why the Canton, Ohio family was pleased with the decision

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

What did Hue Jackson tell Myles Garrett when the Browns called to say they were picking him? According to Garrett, Jackson told the defensive end he wouldn't leave him hanging and "You were my guy."

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Garrett has a message for Cleveland (1:07)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago's selection of Mitchell Trubisky second overall brings Deshaun Watson into play at the 12th pick for the Browns. Was told by one league insider leading up to the draft that Watson best fits what Hue Jackson likes to do offensively.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears' selection of Mitchell Trubisky with the second pick in the draft might explain why the Browns considered him so strongly at one. If the Browns knew the Bears were interested, they also knew they'd have to take him first to get him.

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Browns make logical pick with Myles Garrett (0:50)
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Garrett: Why he's worthy of No. 1

Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett put on a clinic against UTSA, tallying 4.5 sacks and making his case to NFL scouts as to why he was selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Myles Garrett was named a unanimous All-American this past season and finished his career with 32.5 sacks. The only other players in SEC history to amass 30 career sacks and be named a unanimous All-American while in college were Pro-Football Hall of Famers Derrick Thomas (Alabama) and Reggie White (Tennessee).

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

The Bears gave up 2017 third- and fourth-round round picks this year and a third in 2018 to get draft QB Mitchell Trubisky. My guess is that GM Ryan Pace had intel that there was another team (likely Cleveland) making calls about moving up.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Myles Garrett: 1st Texas A&M player taken No. 1 overall in common draft era.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

First stunner of the draft: Mitchell Trubisky to Chicago with the second overall pick. One league insider told me today: "He's a second-round pick at best that needs a lot of development."

ESPN Stats and Information  

The only other players in SEC history to amass 30 career sacks and be named a unanimous All-American while in college were Hall of Famers Derrick Thomas (Alabama) and Reggie White (Tennessee).

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Browns take Garrett with No. 1 pick (0:27)

Team Stats

Passing Yards204.028th
Rushing Yards107.019th
Points For16.531st
Points Against28.330th

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