There are a few players on the 2018 NFL Draft board that could have an impact on the future of the franchise, but for most, there are two that have the most to gain.
The best player available on the board at No. 13 in this year’s NFL Draft is LSU’s Leonard Fournette.
He is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and has been an elite running back since entering the league.
The two players at No-18 and No. 19 on this year and the one at No 21 are former Heisman Trophy winners, Marcus Mariota and Dalvin Cook.
The latter has a lot of potential and has already become a first-round pick.
Both players have already shown a knack for producing big plays, particularly for Mariota.
The third player available at No 17 is Michigan State’s DeShone Kizer.
The Heisman Trophy Winner and former Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year has been one of the best quarterbacks in college football since joining the Spartans in 2017.
He will have a lot to prove this season, as he has been plagued by injuries and is a much better passer this season.
But while Kizer and Mariota have the potential to be top-five picks, Fournett is the one that has the most chance of landing in the top-10.
The former Louisville receiver is a top-15 pick, and he’s coming off a breakout season that saw him finish second in Heisman voting.
He has the ability to develop into a big-play threat, and if he can continue to develop as he did last season, he could be a player to watch in the first round of the NFL Draft.
The best-case scenario for Fournettes team would be him going into the 2017 NFL Draft and starting in the slot for the Browns.
He has a strong arm, and his versatility and size could make him an impact player for a Browns offense that was in transition after quarterback Johnny Manziel was injured for a few games.
The Browns are expected to have a strong draft, but Fournet could be the one they select first overall.
He could be selected in the second or third round and play right away in Cleveland.