Necessary context: James said Saturday that Dennis Smith Jr., who was selected ninth overall by the Dallas Mavericks, should be with the Knicks, the team that passed on him at No. 8 in favor of Frank Ntilikina of France. Despite James stating that Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson should be under center in Cleveland, Kizer had a pretty simple response to such criticism.
James said Monday that the Browns should have taken former Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson. "That doesn't mean that Myles Garrett is not going to be a great football player".
Anyway, after passing on Watson twice, the quarterback-needy Browns ended up taking Kizer in the second round. "It's the same thing". After selecting Garrett with the first overall pick back in April, Watson was still on the board when the Browns were scheduled to take their next pick at No. 12. Would Deshaun Watson be the quarterback who threw for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in eight games? Garrett, meanwhile, has been impressive when on the field in his rookie season, recording 4 sacks in four games - although that hasn't been enough to stop Cleveland from laying claim to an NFL-worst 0-9 record. Nobody was considering Watson as a top-five pick prior to the draft except his college coach, Dabo Swinney, who compared Watson to National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan during the draft process.
According to the biggest star in their city, however, it's something they should have already done last spring.