Georgia running back Nick Chubb, one of the most beloved Dawgs of all-time, was just selected 35th overall by the Cleveland Browns. Sure, the Browns may not be the sexiest landing spot for Chubb, but the NFL is the NFL, and just making it is a dream come true.
An interesting tidbit came out shortly after the pick was made, as Adam Schefter reported that the pick cost Cleveland $17m, making it the most expensive second round pick in NFL history.
Back in March of 2017, Cleveland accepted a trade with Houston which sent quarterback Brock Osweiler and a 2nd round pick to the Browns. Aside from swapping compensatory picks, Cleveland did not offer up anything in return for the QB or the pick. Why would the Texans make such a move? Simply to wash its hands of Osweiler’s massive salary.
The Browns kept Osweiler on the roster for a few months, and paid him his guaranteed $17 million, only to cut him before the 2017 regular season. The pick that was acquired with the former Texan QB was just used to select Chubb.