LeBron James Has Some Ideas About Who The Browns Should Pick In The NFL Draft

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LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a big win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night, then he took a step in leading another of Cleveland’s sports teams.

James made some history on Friday night by passing Michael Jordan for most consecutive games with at least 10 points in a game. But James was brilliant in the game’s final minutes for the Cavs on Friday night, including a stretch where he was dominant in isolation.

After that big 107-102 win, James was interviewed on ESPN by Adam Schefter. Usually an NFL insider, Schefter served as a sideline reporter on Friday night and he took a moment to combine the two duties by asking James what the Browns should do with the first overall pick in the Draft later this year.

“Listen, those guys have been in the war room a lot longer than I have,” James said. “They’ve done an excellent job in the offseason.”

He did mention some names he’s heard, including USC quarterback Sam Darnold.

“I keep seeing Sam Darnold’s name for the No. 1 pick,” he said. “I think they’re gonna do what’s best.”

He also pointed out that the Browns have the first and fourth overall pick this year, which means they can go after a few different prospects.

“We’ve got 1 and 4. There’s a lot of great players in this draft,” James said. “Saquon Barkley’s one of them as well, Minkah Fitzpatrick. A lot of guys.”

Fans hoping James sticks around might note the pronouns he’s using here when talking about the Browns: we. It’s clear that James cares what happens to the Browns, and hopes they make the right calls come draft day. Whether he’s in town when the Browns take the field in September, though, is just as uncertain as who they actually draft at the end of April.