Bleacher Update: The NFL draft is underway, and the Browns are expected to take a quarterback with their first pick.
Here are some things you should know heading into the first round:1.
The Browns are moving up to take Josh Allen with the first overall pick.2.
Allen is not an obvious choice.3.
The Cleveland Browns have been linked to Oklahoma State quarterback Carson Wentz and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in recent weeks.4.
Allen would be a nice fit with the Browns because of his athleticism and playmaking ability.5.
Allen has experience as a quarterback.
The Oklahoma State product is 4-2 with a 3.75 grade and a 44.6 completion percentage in six career games.6.
The team is interested in drafting a quarterback at No. 4 overall.7.
Allen’s arm strength and arm strength is a concern, but the Browns could use a more athletic quarterback in the first year of Cleveland’s new coaching staff.8.
The quarterback-needy Browns are hoping that a young, talented player like Allen can help lead them to a title.9.
The Patriots drafted Marcus Mariotta at No., and the Colts drafted Marcus Maye at No.: Mariota’s stock has been rising since he was drafted by the Texans.
Maye was expected to be a top-five pick, but he fell all the way to No. 17 after being drafted by Denver.
The Colts will likely wait to take Mariota with the second pick because they believe Maye has the talent to be their franchise quarterback.10.
The Cowboys and Texans are the only two teams with a quarterback-friendly draft.
The Texans selected Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson with the No. 3 overall pick and the Cowboys drafted Oklahoma State passer Marcus MariOTA with the sixth pick.11.
The Ravens have been working on a deal for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
Flacco, who will turn 34 in January, was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.12.
The Jaguars selected LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the 10th pick in April.
Fournettes speed and power running style could work well for the Jaguars, who have a lot of young talent on offense.13.
The Dolphins picked Wisconsin quarterback Sam Darnold with the 18th pick.
Darnolds speed, accuracy and physicality will be a huge asset for the Dolphins offense, which has struggled to score points this season.14.
The Jets selected Louisville offensive tackle Dion Jordan with the 17th pick of the 2017 draft.
Jordan is one of the best interior offensive linemen in the draft.15.
The Chiefs picked Michigan defensive tackle Jaelen Strong with the 24th pick, while the Browns selected Ohio State defensive tackle Myles Garrett with the 30th pick at No: The Browns were one of only two NFL teams not to select a quarterback in this year’s draft.16.
The Falcons drafted Missouri defensive tackle Marcell Dareus with the 37th pick and Alabama offensive lineman Malik McDowell with the 40th pick from Tennessee.17.
The Eagles picked Clemson quarterback Deshadio Holmes with the 49th pick out of Florida State, and Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Decker with the 59th pick as the only quarterbacks taken in the last three rounds.18.
The Bills picked LSU offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with the 71st pick.19.
The 49ers drafted Ohio State running back Christian McCaffrey with the 72nd pick, and Alabama linebacker Cam Robinson with the 76th pick: The 49-7 victory over the Broncos was the most lopsided victory in NFL history.
The Bears are also expected to select Oregon quarterback Sam Bradford.20.
The Cardinals selected Missouri defensive end J.T. Thomas with the 86th pick while the Ravens selected Alabama defensive tackle Cam Robinson.21.
The Titans selected Georgia quarterback Deshorace Williams with the 87th pick after the Titans selected Arkansas defensive tackle Terrance Knighton.22.
The Chargers selected Alabama linebacker Anthony Barr with the 101st pick out the draft after the Chargers selected Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson.23.
The Packers selected Ohio St. running back Dalvin Cook with the 103rd pick, followed by Florida State running backs Dalvin “Busta” Anderson and Alvin Kamara.24.
The Seahawks selected Notre Dame defensive tackle Anthony Barr in the seventh round, followed closely by Alabama running back Jalen Simmons in the third round.25.
The Steelers selected Michigan running back James Conner with the 107th pick ahead of USC defensive tackle Shilique Calhoun, UCLA linebacker Haason Reddick, Arizona defensive tackle Justin Gilbert, LSU defensive tackle Jadeveon Clowney and Michigan State defensive end Chris Wormley.26.
The Bengals selected Alabama offensive tackle Marcus Williams in the fourth round, after the Bengals selected LSU offensive lineman Jarrad Davis.27.
The Broncos selected Oklahoma State wide receiver Kevin White with the 120th pick to move up from No