Cleveland Browns have options with No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft
Once the Browns are on the clock they should have their pick of quarterback in Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, believing that Jackson will help develop them into rising stars.
Most experts still believe that a quarterback will be the choice for Cleveland despite the recent signing of Griffin. Of course, after two poor seasons in Washington and not seeing the field in 2015, he’s by no means a shoe-in to be successful.
Although Griffin is the expected starter for the Browns come week one, he’s been through tough experiences in his career: a quick ascension to the top as a glorified quarterback, followed by a crash landing.
Those are the kinds of things Griffin can help Wentz or Goff with as knowledge is key to being a successful NFL quarterback.
Any quarterback can learn from a veteran for a season while on the bench, taking in all the information they can and preparing as the starter every week. That’s what Wentz or Goff will do, depending on how successful Griffin’s production is this fall.
If Griffin pans out and revives his career, than great. However, if he replicates his failures in 2013 and 2014 and the Browns have Wentz or Goff to “fall back on,” well then that’s fine too.
Both players impressed in their respective Pro Days, with Wentz having “one of the best Pro Days ever,” according to NFL Network’s Mike Mayock.
It’s always risky taking a quarterback this high in the draft due to the high expectations that come with it. However, for the Browns this year, it’s a safe decision in terms of having a quarterback for years to come under the tutelage of Jackson.
As Browns fans know, or don’t know, quarterbacks are a prized possession in the NFL and you can never have too many good ones.
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