Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball reports that the Browns and Jets are talking about a potential trade that would allow Cleveland to move up to No. 6 overall to select a quarterback with UNC’s Mitch Trubisky being the likely target.
According to Campbell, the Jets would want the No. 33 overall and the No. 108 picks from the Browns in this trade. However, the Browns reportedly prefer to trade their No. 52 overall pick along with their No. 145 selection to move up for Trubisky.
Campbell adds that even if the Browns lose Trubisky to another team, it’s still possible Cleveland could move up for Clemson’s Deshaun Watson.
Given that there are so many variables in this scenario, Campbell says it’s likely that any team won’t happen until a team is on the clock.
Previous reports have said that it could be tough for teams looking to move back this year to get the same kind of compensation as others have received in recent years for premium picks.
Matt Miller also mentions that “it definitely sounds like” the Browns are trying to trade up from No. 12 overall for Trubisky. Miller has heard the Titans at No. 5 overall and the Jets at No. 6 are both targets for Cleveland as they try to get ahead of the Bills for Trubisky.
There has been some talk that the Browns could consider Trubisky at No. 1 overall. However, no one appears to be buying this idea.
Trubisky, 22, is considered by a number of draft experts to be the No. 1 quarterback prospect in this year’s draft class, even though he started just one year at North Carolina.
Trubisky has worked out for or visited with the Bills, 49ers, Jets, Chiefs and Browns.
During his three-year college career, Trubisky has thrown for 4,762 yards while completing 67.5 percent of his passes to go along with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions over the course of 31 games. He’s also contributed another 439 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.
We have him being selected by the Browns in the first Round of our 2017 NFL Mock Draft.