The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback, and while it may take some maneuvering on draft day, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson could be the answer.
The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback.
The fans know it. The rest of the NFL knows it. The media knows it. They’ve all known it since 1993.
Most importantly, head coach Hue Jackson knows it, which he made clear at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to cleveland.com:
"“We need to find a guy to lead our team, to lead this organization to winning week in and week out. We’re going to keep searching. We all understand, no one’s really claimed this position yet on our football team so we need to do everything we can to continue to add a player that we feel, as an organization, really good about, that can lead our football team and we’ll continue to chase that.”"
In theory, the Browns can have their pick of any of the available quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft as they hold the No. 1 overall selection. But with that pick earmarked for Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, the Browns may have to get creative if they want to fill their quarterback need.
Luckily, Cleveland has the assets to do that as they hold 11 picks overall and five of the first 65 selections in the draft. Even if a quarterback does not slide to them at No. 12 – when they are back on the clock – the Browns can use some of their additional picks to maneuver their way into position to select a quarterback they want.
And that quarterback could be Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, who was last seen picking part Ohio State and Alabama.