We don't know what round -- or who it will be -- but it's happening. Guaranteed.
Well, not according to executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown.
"We expect Brock to be here. He's in, done a good job, coming in the first couple days. Positive young man," Brown said Wednesday during the team's pre-draft news conference. "He's got some ability and talent and we look forward to him trying to establish himself here and have a chance to compete to be the starting quarterback."
Osweiler was obtained by the Browns for one reason: To net Houston's second-round pick in 2018 in exchange for taking on the quarterback's unruly $16 million guaranteed salary.
This isn't a player the Browns scouted and desired -- no matter what they say. Still, there is a scenario where Cleveland doesn't wind up with the quarterback they want in the draft. If they enter May without a new hope under center, a closer look at Osweiler wouldn't kill anyone.
But if the Browns do land their man in the draft -- a distinct possibility considering they own the No. 12 pick and a boatload of additional ammunition -- pretty words about Osweiler won't amount to much. He was never in their plans to begin with.