After what would take a trade to get to the second-overall spot in the upcoming NFL Draft, Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks forecasts the Cleveland Browns will leave the first night of festivities with Baylor’s quarterback Robert Griffin III.
When all is said and done, Griffin will be going in this slot to someone, and the Browns still make the most sense in terms of their need at quarterback and their good fortune to own two first-round picks in 2012. Trust me on this one: The NFL is about to fall in love with Griffin, and the top of the draft is all about quarterbacks. The Browns should jump on this deal — and this player — with gusto, because they’re not getting the ultra-impressive Griffin if they sit tight at No. 4. If Cleveland doesn’t move on Griffin, Washington might.