Daily Dawg Tags: The case for Cody Kessler


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, May 3.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: The case for Cody Kessler

"The Cleveland Browns selected USC QB Cody Kessler in the 2016 NFL Draft and he is a pick not many expected."

No quarterback controversy in 2016

"The selection of Cody Kessler in the 2016 NFL Draft has taken away the possibility of a QB controversy for the  Cleveland Browns this season."

Will Cody Kessler compete for the starting job?

"Cleveland Browns VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown made it clear that Cody Kessler will have a shot at the starting quarterback spot in 2016."

Browns linked to 13 UDFAs

"Not content with selecting 14 players during the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have also reportedly signed 13 players as undrafted free agents."

Browns appear happy with status quo in running game (cleveland.com)

"Isaiah Crowell left Berea in January a confused and unhappy running back facing an uncertain future. He emerged from NFL Draft 2016 as the clear-cut choice to head to training camp as the Browns’ lead back."

Browns decline fifth-year option on Barkevious Mingo (ohio.com)

"The Browns declined to exercise the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo’s rookie contract by Monday’s deadline, so he’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, a source familiar with the situation confirmed."

The Lay of the Land Podcast No. 2 (Forever Rebuilding)

"Dawg Pound Daily co-editor Thomas Moore joined The Lay of the Land to discuss the Cleveland Browns, The Wire and more."

NFL News:

The 2013 Draft is looking more and more like a bust (Yahoo Sports)

"We’re reminded of this now every year around this time when NFL teams must make decisions on the first-round picks they made a mere three years ago. Optimism was high then, even for what looks like a putrid draft now, but in many cases it’s back down to earth with news trickling in for which teams are picking up those players’ fifth-year options. In short: The 2013 draft was pretty awful. And right now, it’s really sinking in as teams are now having to admit to a lot of their mistakes."

20 veterans hurt by the draft (NFL.com)

"The NFL draft was the culmination of a life’s journey for 253 lucky rookies over the weekend. It was also a shock of cold water to the face of many veterans now battling to keep their jobs."

16 worst picks of the 2016 NFL Draft (PFF)

"Now that the dust has settled following the 2016 NFL draft, it’s time to look back at which picks stood out — for the wrong reasons. A number of elements can lead to a selection being deemed the “worst” — the value of the player at the time of the selection, how he fits with his team’s scheme, and whether he fills a need. Here are the 16 worst from this past weekend:"