Daily Dawg Tags: What if there are no QBs to draft?


The Cleveland Browns may not select a quarterback with the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, hoping one will be there at No. 12. But what if all the QBs are gone by then?

What if the Cleveland Browns want to draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft but there are none?

What should they do?

That scenario could play itself out if the Browns decide to pass on selecting a quarterback with the first overall selection in the draft. With the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and New York Jets all needing quarterbacks just as badly as the Browns – and all selecting before the Browns come back on the clock at No. 12 – all the first-round worthy quarterbacks may be gone.

The good news, if you want to look at it that way, is that the Browns have so many holes to fill on the roster that they can still fill a major need even if there are no quarterbacks they like at No. 12.

That topic, and more, are all covered in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news

Browns mock draft: No quarterbacks edition

The Cleveland Browns would have a problem should all the quarterbacks come off the board before the No. 12 pick. Should that happen, who should they draft?

What if the Patriots don’t want to trade Jimmy Garoppolo?

The Cleveland Browns are in need of a quarterback and many fans and media members believe the solution lies in New England. While everyone has been focused on the fact that Jimmy Garoppolo will be the “best available” quarterback on the market, what if it turns out that the Patriots have no intention of trading him?

Browns should take a pass on Victor Cruz

The Cleveland Browns desperately need good wide receivers. Unfortunately, Victor Cruz does not fit what the Browns need during their rebuild.

The Myles Garrett hate needs to stop

Cleveland Browns fans who don’t want to draft Myles Garrett based on a harmless video need to rethink what makes a football team great.

The value of Jimmy Garoppolo: How similar QB trades have played out (cleveland.com)

The Jimmy Garoppolo speculation isn’t going away anytime soon. The possibility that the Patriots could trade Tom Brady’s backup this offseason will persist until either they say otherwise or they actually make a deal. Assessing the potential of backup quarterbacks can be difficult. They’re coming from a different system, have been groomed by a different coaching staff and, of course, for whatever reason, their team is willing to give them up.

NFL news

How much could the Rams and Chargers make in their new stadium? (LA Times)

The Rams and Chargers came to Los Angeles for one simple reason: money. But how much will Rams owner Stan Kroenke and Chargers owner Alex Spanos benefit from settling in Inglewood? It’s hard to say definitively, but, in sum, a lot.

Franchise-tag primer: Predictions for all 32 NFL teams (NFL.com)

The 2017 offseason is off and running. Veterans have already started to get pink slips, and Wednesday marks the first day that teams can place the franchise tag on key free agents. Below are predictions for what all 32 teams will do with the tag over the next few weeks. Teams have until March 1 to designate a franchise player or transition player.

Top 25 free agents of 2017 (PFF)

The first opportunity for teams to improve their rosters in a meaningful way is just around the corner with the start of free agency. Many of the players topping the list of upcoming free agents won’t get as far as the open market, and will instead be slapped with the franchise tag and kept in house, either playing the 2017 season under that one-year guaranteed figure, or will work out a new deal under that tag. For the moment, though, this is the list of the best players slated to come available when free agency opens.

Five moves each NFC East team should make this offseason (ESPN)

In this series for ESPN over the next two weeks, I’ll be running through the first five things that should be on the minds of each team’s brass as they prepare for the 2017 offseason. I’ll start with the NFC East, which seems likely to shed some well-known stars after a tumultuous and entertaining 2016.