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Top NFL draft prospect apologises after racist tweets surface

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Top NFL draft prospect Josh Allen apologised on Thursday following the emergence of offensive tweets containing a racist epithet. Just hours before NFL teams make their selections for the 2018 draft in Dallas, Allen scrambled to apologise for the posts, saying he was "young and dumb" when he wrote them in 2012-2013, according to ESPN. In an interview with ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Thursday, Allen said the tweets did not reflect his character.

Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Picks: 2018 Round-by-Round Results, Grades

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

After going 1-15 in 2016, the Browns found a way to finish with an ever worse record in 2017 as they became the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. In coach Hue Jackson's third year in Cleveland, he went with rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer to lead the offense that went on to score the fewest points in football. On the other end of the ball though, the Browns were not much better as they finished 31st in scoring defense.

Josh Allen NFL Draft 2018: QB’s Racially Insensitive Tweets Unearthed

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Ahead of the NFL draft Thursday, top quarterback prospect Josh Allen had a number of racially insensitive tweets unearthed. Allen, 21, who played for the University of Wyoming is projected to go in the top five picks, and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the draft. ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith said on-air Thursday that the young quarterback called him and apologized for the tweets.

Josh Allen NFL Draft 2018: QB’s Racially Insensitive Tweets Unearthed

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Ahead of the NFL draft Thursday, top quarterback prospect Josh Allen had a number of racially insensitive tweets unearthed. Allen, 21, who played for the University of Wyoming is projected to go in the top five picks, and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the draft. ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith said on-air Thursday that the young quarterback called him and apologized for the tweets.

Report: QB Mayfield expected to go No. 1 to Browns

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

In the hours leading up to Thursday's NFL draft, Baker Mayfield is gaining buzz as the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Browns. Head coaches and general managers around the league believe that Cleveland will tab the Oklahoma quarterback with its first pick, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier this week, Schefter reported the Browns wouldn't rule out taking Mayfield No. 1.

Top of the draft has the most unknowns since the Chargers took Eli in 2004

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

It’s draft day, and we don’t know who’s going first overall. The Cleveland Browns have been buttoned up about their operation, to the point where Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen all sit atop various mock drafts. To find a draft when there was this much intrigue on draft day about what would happen with the early picks, you have to go all the way back to 2004, when the Chargers selected Eli Manning.

2018 NFL draft: Browns reportedly likely down to Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen at No. 1

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Decision time: The Cleveland Browns will reportedly likely choose Bake Mayfield, left, or Josh Allen, far right, with the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft. Cabot writes that the Browns have given consideration to each of the quarterbacks believed to be the top four at the position – Allen, Mayfield, Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold – but that the team has narrowed its focus to Allen, the Wyoming product with the cannon arm, and Mayfield, the Heisman winner from Oklahoma who can be a bit of a loose cannon.

Report: Browns leaning toward Allen or Mayfield at No. 1

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The Cleveland Browns are expected to pass on USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NFL draft, according to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. The Browns have apparently "cooled" on the 20-year-old Darnold and are instead focused on either Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield or Wyoming's Josh Allen. Browns general manager John Dorsey hasn't tipped his hand in recent weeks, telling reporters last Thursday that he remains open to "all options" with the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks.

2018 NFL draft primer: When, where to watch, and the major storylines to watch for

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

It will be hard to ever top the 1983 NFL draft, as far as history and entertainment go. That draft is so famous, a documentary was made about it more than 30 years after the fact. But the 2018 NFL draft is right up there, at least when it comes to entertainment

Report: Browns have cooled on Sam Darnold

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Darnold has been a popular prediction to be the first player off the board on Thursday night even before the Browns were set for the No. 1 spot in the order, but Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns “have cooled” on the former USC starter in recent days. Browns General Manager John Dorsey told Steve Wyche of NFL Media that the team has yet to field any “legit trade offers” at this point.