Cabot is reporting the Browns have “cooled” on Darnold in recent weeks and would prefer the big-armed Allen or the Heisman Trophy-winning Mayfield. Could this just be a smokescreen? Sure, but Cabot is usually pretty plugged in to what the franchise is doing.
Most draft experts have Darnold going No. 1 and he’s the consensus top quarterback in this class. So yeah, it’d be a pretty big shock if the Browns passed on him. It would also be a fairly classic move by a franchise that repeatedly makes puzzling decisions.
We’ll see how it all plays out tomorrow night.