The Cleveland Browns should draft a quarterback early, but which one? Let’s take a look at the top projected players at the quarterback position?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Cleveland Browns need a franchise quarterback. Since the days of Bernie Kosar, the Browns have been searching for a signal-caller to lead the franchise back to the promised land, but have come up short time and time again.
Now, 18 seasons and 26 starting quarterbacks later, the search continues.
With the likelihood of a (New England Patriots’) Jimmy Garoppolo trade diminishing with every passing day, chances are high that the Browns will opt to take a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft. The class this offseason isn’t exactly top-heavy with quarterback talent, but it is relatively deep.
UNC’s Mitchell Trubisky, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes are the top four names projected to come off the board in the first two rounds of the draft. That said, those are the names we’ll focus on for the sake of this conversation.
Texas A&M EDGE Myles Garrett, despite speculation to the contrary, is still widely expected to be selected by the Browns with the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
I personally would be shocked if his name is not called first on April 27. With that in mind, we can go ahead and rule out Trubisky being picked there. It’s just not going to happen.
So, the Browns have the 12th and 33rd picks to focus on filling the position with whoever that may be.