The Cleveland Browns have locked up the top pick with a 1-15 season. They should take Myles Garrett here and begin the rebuild in Cleveland.
Right now Cleveland needs to just take the best player that will help them win and that player is Myles Garrett, a generational talent from Texas A&M who is the best pass rusher since Von Miller. Garrett has 8.5 sacks, 15 tackles for a loss, and 10 quarterback hurries in 2016 despite being triple teamed by left tackles, left guards, and centers. Garrett declared for the 2017 NFL Draft.
Cleveland is switching to the 4-3 defense under new defensive coordinator Greg Williams. Garrett is still the pick at 6-5 272 lbs after many expected him to weigh 6-4 270 lbs since Garrett is an exceptional talent with the versatility to play 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker on either side. Watching Garrett face Joe Thomas in training camp will be a treat itself.
Emmanuel Ogbah will likely compliment Garrett at 4-3 left end. Ogbah played in a 4-3 defense at Oklahoma State and will do better in a 4-3 defense. Carl Nassib will be rotational guy behind Garrett and Ogbah at defensive end. Danny Shelton who plays nose tackle for Cleveland also played in a 4-3 defense at Washington, but Cleveland will need a defensive tackle to compliment Shelton in the first or second round. Cleveland will also have Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, and Demario Davis as 4-3 linebackers with Nate Orchard as a 4-3 outside linebacker for depth. Overall Cleveland is building an excellent foundation with Myles Garrett as a once in a generation edge rusher regardless of whether they operate the 4-3 or 3-4 scheme with this pick.
The bottom line is this. Myles Garrett is the top player. If Cleveland passes on Garrett they will go from an A+ grade to an F grade.