Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Browns Not Looking at QB with 4th Pick


According to Bleacher Report’s NFL Draft Expert Matt Miller the Cleveland Browns are not targeting a Quarterback at pick #4 in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. Miller said “From what I am hearing around the league is the Browns’ would much like to wait until pick #26 to find their Quarterback.” The #26 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft was acquired from the trade that sent Running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. Miller further stated “The word on the street is the Browns’ like Quarterbacks Derek Carr and Zach Mettenberger, and hope to find one of those two Quarterbacks in the late first or early second round.”

Miller said “Instead of paying a high first round pick for a guy like Quarterbacks Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles, look for Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins or Left tackle Greg Robinson to be on their (Browns’) radar early in round one.” Miller believes the sudden change is due to the sheer talent in key positions, and a possible ‘run on quarterbacks’ at the top of the upcoming draft simply won’t happen.

Miller’s analysis is very close to the opinion I have had all along, and if the sources around the league are true and not just another ‘smokescreen’ look for the Browns’ to build around Quarterback Brian Hoyer. Whoever is the best available offensive player at #4 will be the safe pick for the Browns’, and in critical draft for the Browns’ front office a safe pick is a good idea. I have been of the opinion that the Browns’ are smitten with Watkins and the thought of pairing him with Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Josh Gordon is enough for the Browns’ to jump at the opportunity.

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  • Letterman007

    I’ve been saying all along that the smart move was Watkins !! Surround the QB with playmakers and watch the offensive explosion !! That’s what Seattle did, a really good defense and all around good offense, good QB but not Manning or Brady, but very acceptable!!

  • Larry Tabata

    Hope this is a fact. I dont think there is a starting QB in this draft & at # 4 he better be ready to start. Best player avaliable ( hopefully Watkins ) will be there. Hope new head office uses their heads. Getting old always trying to rebuild with no foundation. Pay & keep the proven players what they deserve & keep those that keep showing improvement & fill in with all the money the owner has on other teams that are maxed out. The winning teams have spent the money on talent & are usually winning. Just tired of lossing. Would be nice to have a first draft pick at 30 31or even better 32 with a championship. Lol. Best of luck to the NEW head office. Hope your here a while to see if you can make a winner. Go Browns.

  • Gary

    Just someones opinion. Nobody knows what the Browns plans are in the draft except the Browns.
    Everything else is speculation.