Much of the public pre-draft chatter from NFL execs winds up sounding very familiar, whether the exec in question is a rookie GM or one that has 20 seasons on the job. "We're not going to trade up, but we'll listen to offers to move back." "We draft to our board, and won't reach for a need position." "Accumulating picks over the course of the draft is a good strategy generally." The last quote is an actual one from the mouth of Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner this week, reflecting on his time in Philadelphia. So will he actually be able to accomplish that feat this year?
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