Daily Dawg Tags: QB search may not be limited to top prospects
The Cleveland Browns have the chance to take a quarterback early in the NFL Draft, but the team could decide to take a player who isn’t a top prospect.
Are the Cleveland Browns going to draft Mitch Trubisky and make him the hometown hero? Or will they take a national champion quarterback in Deshaun Watson?
As is always the case, there are countless options when it comes to the Browns deciding upon a starting quarterback for the upcoming season. The lack of a franchise guy will do that.
Players like Patrick Mahomes and DeShone Kizer may also be realistic candidates to become Browns in just over a week, making it a complete toss-up when it comes to trying to predict any pick outside of No. 1 overall. And even that isn’t a certainty just yet.
But when it comes to the quarterback position, the focus shouldn’t just be on the top prospects. Just look to the 2016 draft for evidence of that. The Browns had the ability to take a quarterback early, but didn’t deem any of the perceived top prospects to be worth an early pick. This resulted in Cody Kessler being drafted.
The same may be true in 2017, as there is no clear top quarterback in the class, at least not according to the popular analysis.
Players like Joshua Dobbs, Brad Kaaya, and even Davis Webb could be individuals who Browns fans may see play for the team in 2017. In another rebuilding year, it may be too early for this front office to commit to a first-round quarterback.
Let’s take a look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
Is Joshua Dobbs on the Browns draft radar?
"The Cleveland Browns are now in their third decade of looking for the team’s next franchise quarterback, but the end could be in sight."
Cleveland Browns 2017 NFL Draft Profile: O.J. Howard
"The Cleveland Browns will be searching to fill a lot of positions during this upcoming draft, but quite possibly none more urgently on the offensive side of the ball than tight end."
Browns reportedly met with CB Adoree’ Jackson (Dawgs by Nature)
"In an interview with SiriusXM Sports last week, USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson said that he has met with several teams already, including the Cleveland Browns."
Browns sign George Atkinson, Marcus Burley (cleveland.com)
"The Browns kicked off their offseason program by signing two of their own free agents."
Andre Johnson to retire with Texans (FanSided)
"Andre Johnson will sign a one-day contract on Wednesday to retire with the Houston Texans per the team’s website."
Derek Carr “ready to rock” after broken leg (Pro Football Talk)
"Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s health wasn’t the only topic up for discussion when he met with the media at the start of the Raiders’ offseason program on Monday, but it was a big one."