Matt Borcas is a Mentor, Ohio native who recently emerged from a field of 4,000 competitors to land a job writing about the NFL for ESPN’s Grantland. Matt’s Browns-centric column on the NFL Draft will run regularly here all the way up to draft weekend and through its immediate aftermath. Below is his first-round preview and your official first-round draft day open thread. Don’t forget, all of Cleveland’s sexiest singles and more will be at Map Room tonight, and we’ll be back with a round 1 recap and Day 2 open thread tomorrow. OK, here’s Matt!
¡Feliz Navi-draft! I’m getting a headache. For months, it seemed like a given that Luke Joeckel would go to the Chiefs at No. 1. These things rarely change – I can’t remember the last Draft where even an ounce of mystery surrounded the first overall pick. And yet, many notable NFL insiders now expect Eric Fisher to don a Chiefs hat tonight. (#MACtion, baby!)
Before Fisher-to-the-Chiefs was a thing, word on the street was that the Ja