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Browns VP on No. 1 pick: 'We're going to responsibly listen'

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Browns do not sound eager to trade the first overall pick in the draft, but they won't turn down calls.

"We're going to responsibly listen to any opportunities that are out there," Cleveland vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Wednesday at the NFL combine. "I think we have to do that."

Brown added that "it's not a design" of the team to pursue a trade.

"We would have to wait and see what might come, and what player might be available there, as we get through this process," he said.

A year ago, the Titans traded out of the No. 1 spot, sending the choice to the Rams, who took quarterback Jared Goff. Tennessee had Marcus Mariota on the roster and could afford to make that trade.

The Browns last year traded the No. 2 overall pick, which the Eagles used to take quarterback Carson Wentz.

Almost a year later, the Browns' quarterback situation remains muddled, and there is no clear quarterback considered worthy of the No. 1 overall pick.

The general consensus is that Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is the best player in the draft.

Brown, with a smile, assessed Garrett as "a good player."

He also said the team had ranked the college quarterbacks.

Would he care to share the list?

"No," Brown said, smiling again.