Cleveland Browns: The quarterback situation entering 2018
The 2018 NFL Draft
The Browns will yet again find themselves with two first-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. They have their own as well as the Houston Texans’ pick. The Browns are the only team in the NFL without a victory and are likely to have two top-ten picks in the 2018 draft.
Deshaun Watson got off to a remarkable start and had the Texans in the driver’s seat of the AFC South. However, several weeks ago he tore his ACL in practice and is out for the season. The Browns could realistically go into the 2018 NFL Draft with two top-five picks, giving them another golden opportunity to make a play at their future franchise quarterback.
Several college quarterbacks have established themselves as potential franchise quarterbacks and the Browns are closely watching.
DeShone Kizer has grown in recent weeks but the Browns are in no position to go all-in on him. With the ammunition of picks the team has, taking the quarterback of their liking at the top half of the draft makes sense. Especially with two potential top-five picks.
Names such as Josh Rosen (UCLA), Sam Darnold (USC), Lamar Jackson (Louisville) and Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) continue to play as potential franchise quarterbacks. The Browns are likely to select one in the first round.
But do they utilize their hypothetical first overall pick on one or wait and see if their guy falls to their second pick and take the best player available at the top? Only time will tell but the Browns have put themselves in a decent position in the 2018 NFL Draft and should add the rest of this team’s foundation with these choices.
So the Cleveland Browns draft a quarterback and have DeShone Kizer as well as Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan. This would put them at a similar position as the start of this season – being forced to play young quarterbacks without a complete team around them. So, is it possible to the Browns cut ties with Hogan and/or Kessler and elect to add another quarterback to the room?