Projected #1 NFL 2017 Draft Pick Wants Jerry Jones, Cowboys to Trade Up to Select Him In NFL Draft

Myles Garrett wants to play for the Dallas Cowboys, and he let them know as much on Friday.  

In a video posted by ESPN, the former Texas A&M defensive end pleaded for the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones to make a trade with the Cleveland Browns—who own the No. 1 selection in April’s draft—in order to acquire him.

“I’m speaking to you, Jerry. Mr. [head coach Jason] Garrett, make it happen,” he said. “Dak Prescott is leading our team right now. I need you to take Tony Romo, take a couple picks and give ’em to Cleveland so you can pick me up, please. I’d love to play in Dallas. Just make it happen.”

Garrett’s plea is a bit ambitious, but it is worth noting the Browns have willingly dealt coveted picks over the past few seasons.

For instance, Cleveland shipped the sixth pick in the 2011 draft to the Atlanta Falcons, who wound up selecting Julio Jones. In return, the Browns received a first- and second-round pick and two fourth-round picks in 2011, along with a first-round selection in 2012.

Then there was 2016, when the Browns dealt the second overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected quarterback Carson Wentz out of North Dakota State.

As compensation, the Eagles sent the Browns their 2016 first-round pick, third- and fourth-round picks in 2016, their 2017 first-round selection and a second-round draft choice in 2018.

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SOURCE: Bleacher Report
Alec Nathan