Cleveland Browns: 6 Quarterback Options in the 2016 NFL Draft

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Dec 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; USC Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler (6) looks to pass during the second quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2014 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Mariota‘s awesome season in 2014 overshadowed an all-time Pac 12 season by USC quarterback Cody Kessler.

(Cody) put up big numbers in coach Steve Sarkisian’s pro-style offense, which calls for a variety of downfield throws, including NFL staples like quick slants, deep posts and outs and wheel routes. – CBS Sports

Kessler threw at a 71 percent completion rate for 3,505 yards and 36 touchdowns, while throwing only four interceptions.  His size and lack of physical prowess could prohibit him from becoming an NFL starter, however, so this season he needs to prove the critics wrong.

Kessler will have the normal compliment of good wideouts that are a staple for the Trojans to throw to, so he should see a marked improvement over what was a record-setting season last year.

I don’t really see the Browns seriously looking at Kessler, as he would be another developmental-type quarterback, and while he is talented, the redshirt senior needs additional seasoning to be really good.

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