The Cleveland Browns head into the 2017 NFL Draft with a pair of high first-round picks — the No. 1 overall selection and No. 12. Most agree the Browns should draft Myles Garrett with the first overall selection, but what could Cleveland do with their second selection of the round?
For this exercise, we'll assume the Browns have already drafted Garrett first overall, and just look at their second selection — No. 12. We'll also assume the Browns stay put at No. 12 and don't trade up or back (if you want to see what the Browns might do in a trade, check out our latest mock draft).
So here we go! Check out who the Browns are pegged to get with the No. 12 overall selection, and vote in out the poll at the bottom of the article to say who you think should be drafted at No. 12.
NFL Mock Drafts used for this exercise include NFL.com, CBS Sports and ESPN. For each selection, we'll also let you know where the other mock drafts used project each player landing.
Johnathan Allen, DE — Alabama
The current pick from NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein, Allen would give the Browns two stud defensive linemen with their first two picks in the draft. As Zierlein said, "It might be hard for the Browns to pass on a chance to pair Allen with Myles Garrett," if Allen is still available when the 12th pick of the draft rolls around.
Other analysts projections for Allen: Drafted at No. 3 (Chicago), No. 4 (Jacksonville), No. 5 (Tennessee) or No. 8 (Carolina).
Deshaun Watson, QB — Clemson
The projected landing spot for NCAA Champion Deshaun Watson is the Browns at No. 12, according to mock drafts from NFL.com's Chad Reuter and ESPN's Todd McShay. In this scenario, Cleveland adds the quarterback of the future to a building block on defense.
Other analysts projections for Watson: Drafted at No. 6 (New York Jets), No. 7 (San Diego), No. 10 (Buffalo), No. 25 (Houston), No. 27 (Kansas City), and out of the first round.
Mitch Trubisky, QB — North Carolina
Another quarterback at No. 12 is the preference of ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and CBS' Rob Rang, Dane Brugler, Jared Dubin and Ryan Wilson.
Kiper Jr. admits Trubisky is "green," but believes in this scenario the Browns land the top overall prospect in Garrett and the top quarterback prospect in Trubisky.
Other analysts projections for Trubisky: Drafted at No. 2 (San Francisco), No. 6 (New York Jets), No. 10 (Buffalo), No. 25 (Houston), and No. 32 (New Orleans).
O.J. Howard, TE — Alabama
The pick of choice for the Browns at No. 12 according to NFL.com analysts Charley Casserly and Daniel Jeremiah, the Browns go on the offensive and grab a proven playmaker with a to of upside in Howard.
The lone offensive player selected by the Browns in the mock drafts we've examined (outside of quarterbacks, of course), Howard has the potential to be one of the best tight ends within a few years, assuming he's got someone capable to throw him the ball.
Other analysts projections for Howard: Drafted at No. 4 (Jacksonville), No. 6 (New York Jets), No. 8 (Carolina), No. 9 (Cincinnati), No. 16 (Baltimore), No. 20 (Denver), No. 22 (Miami), No. 23 (New York Giants).
Malik Hooker, S — Ohio State
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports pegs Hooker to the Browns with No. 12, giving Cleveland a star prospect in the defensive backfield to go along with Garrett on the defensive line.
Prisco said Hooker would be a "nice addition" to a Cleveland defense that's young, but shows promise.
Other analysts projections for Hooker: Drafted at No. 5 (Tennessee), No. 6 (New York Jets), No. 7 (San Diego), No. 17 (Washington).
Leonard Fournette, RB — LSU
CBS Sports' Will Brinson likes the Browns getting LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the No. 12 overall selection in the upcoming draft.
Brinson likes putting Fournette behind the offensive line the Browns spent so much on during free agency this year.
Other analysts projections for Fournette: Drafted at No. 4 (Jacksonville), No. 6 (New York Jets), No. 8 (Carolina).