Swinney: Browns passing on Watson is like passing on Michael Jordan

Posted: 29/01/2017 in NCAA, NFL, Sports
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Laughing at the Cleveland Browns‘ draft class has become an annual tradition for many fans, but Clemson‘s Dabo Swinney has the way the AFC North team can avoid that this year.

Take quarterback Deshaun Watson with the No. 1 overall pick.

“If they pass on Deshaun Watson, they’re passing on Michael Jordan,” the Tigers coach told reporters at the Senior Bowl, as per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “Deshaun Watson is the best, by a long shot.”

The Browns staff is in Mobile, Ala., to coach one of the teams in the annual Senior Bowl, and although the Clemson star isn’t participating, Swinney is there advocating on his behalf.

“He’s humble, the same guy everyday, and he’s always ready,” the newly crowned national champion coach said. “He comes to every meeting prepared, that’s how you change things. You change a culture through decision-making, it’s who you pick.”

If any team is in need of a culture change, it’s the Browns, as they have only won 10-plus games once since returning to Cleveland prior to the 1999 season.

The list of players who have lined up at quarterback for the Browns is seemingly endless, with five different players taking snaps in the 2016 season alone.

Watson enjoyed one of the best two-year stretches in college football history during his final seasons at Clemson. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder threw for a whopping 8,697 yards and 76 touchdowns, while also adding 1,734 yards and 21 scores on the ground.

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