NFL news: Cleveland Browns selecting Myles Garrett leaves other teams scrambling

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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson yells at his players to get off the field during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Reuters/ Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns have the right to the top pick of the 2017 NFL Draft but are torn on selecting a quarterback or the best player of the bunch. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is the best of the class, and Browns coach Hue Jackson is not about to let him slip away. 

The Browns are in the rebuilding stage with a quarterback as one of their priorities. Mitch Trubisky is looming as the best quarterback available but pales in comparison to the talent that Garrett brings. 

With most wondering what the Browns have up their sleeve, Jackson has made it known through Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he prefers Garrett over Trubisky. The move could be wise for plenty of reasons but bad news for other teams hoping to get the defensive end.

One team closely monitoring the situation are the San Francisco 49ers. Though they too are looking for a quarterback, new general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan are ready to get Garrett if the Browns pass, USA Today reported. 

That was the word going around recently as Jackson may have snuffed out the 49ers prayers. The same goes with other teams who will need to take a second look at the 2017 NFL Draft prospects to fill their roster spots. 

As far as the Browns are concerned, finally realizing the value of Garrett could turn things around. He is aware that Myles Garrett is a game-changer, a dominant player that could be one of the cornerstones for the Cleveland Browns. 

So how about their quarterbacking needs? The Browns could look into that after the first pick and see who will be available. The Browns do select again at the 12th, and there are likely some quarterbacks available. 

As far as reeling in a starter, they could either trade or look into the available free agents but on a short-term lease. Jay Cutler, Colin Kaepernick or even Robert Griffin III could be temporary solutions until a suited quarterback crops up. There is also the possibility that the player of their choosing could strike it well with the new Browns. 

There are a lot of things to consider. But as far as the 2017 NFL Draft is concerned, the Browns would be crazy to pass on Garret for Trubisky or anyone else.  

There is a possibility that the Browns could end up with both Garrett and Trubisky. This is assuming no other team express interest, meaning the 12th pick could be used on the 22-year-old from the University of North Carolina.

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