Browns: Top 5 quarterback targets in the 2018 NFL Draft

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 18: Lamar Jackson /
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The Cleveland Browns are in the market once again for a quarterback. Should they choose to take one in April’s 2018 NFL Draft, there are five major candidates for the job.

The words “Cleveland Browns” and “quarterback” have become nearly synonymous in the last 20 years, and not at all in a good way. The team has failed to land a franchise quarterback in their 28 attempts since 1999.

If the Browns want to turn that narrative around and finally get “the guy” for years to come, this is one of the best opportunities to do so. Through either free agency or the NFL Draft, the Browns will almost certainly go after a top quarterback.

Kirk Cousins of the Washington Redskins and Case Keenum of the Minnesota Vikings will likely headline this year’s free agent class. A veteran quarterback would certainly help the Browns bridge the gap from DeShone Kizer to the next up-and-coming quarterback they choose.

But while the Browns could pursue a veteran quarterback in free agency, it is nearly inevitable that general manager John Dorsey will draft a quarterback with one of his first picks.

This draft’s quarterback class is full of talent from top to bottom. In fact, this is one of the most exciting and talented quarterback groups in recent memory.

Although each of this year’s quarterbacks have their problems, many of them also have the potential to be stars at the next level.

Out of all the quarterbacks in this draft class, five stand out due to their fit for the Browns. These are the top five quarterbacks that the Browns could target in this year’s NFL Draft. Keep in mind, these are the best quarterback fits for the Browns; perhaps not the best overall.