Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett may be the favorite for the Cleveland Browns as the No. 1 overall draft pick, but North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is reportedly still under serious consideration.
Sources told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that the Browns are strongly considering taking Trubisky with the top pick.
The Browns appear to have "split opinions" on Garrett vs. Trubisky at No. 1 overall.
Browns vice president of football operations Sashi Brown gave hints during his pre-draft press conference Wednesday that Cleveland has zeroed in on Garrett.
But the feeling of the front office is that the Browns are ready to draft their quarterback of the future and might not want to risk losing him if they try to trade up or hope he falls to them with their second first-round pick at No. 12, sources told Cleveland.com.
The San Francisco 49ers also like Trubisky and might take him at No. 2, according to the report.
If that scenario played out, the Browns would likely turn to Clemson's Deshaun Watson or Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes.
Browns coach Hue Jackson is firmly in the Garrett camp at No. 1 and so is new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
Earlier this week during his pre-draft press conference, Brown said the team has just about finalized its decision at No. 1.
"We feel good about where we're going to be and who we're going to pick there (at No. 1),'' Brown said. "We've narrowed it down. We feel good about where we are.
"We have received calls. We haven't resigned ourselves one way or the other. We feel really good about picking at one and I'll leave it at that."
Meanwhile, quarterback Brock Osweiler's future remains in limbo but the Browns said he may be with the team for the start of training camp although Cleveland is expected to continue pursuing a trade during the draft.
"Yeah, we expect Brock to be here," Brown said when asked whether Osweiler would be on the team in training camp. "He is in (for the offseason program) and has done a good job coming in the first couple days. He is a positive young man who has some ability and talent. We look forward to him trying to establish himself here and have a chance to compete to be the starting quarterback."
Osweiler was acquired in March in a deal that allowed the Houston Texans to send his $16 million guaranteed salary to Cleveland and permitted the Browns to add a second-round draft pick in 2018.