Browns: Top 5 quarterback targets in the 2018 NFL Draft

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A big surprise to start us off. Richmond University’s Kyle Lauletta is something of a mystery as of right now. Prior to about a month ago, almost no one was paying attention to him. However, his draft stock has since kicked into gear.

Lauletta’s invitation to the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl really gave him a place to shine, and once he arrived in Mobile, Ala., Lauletta made the most of his opportunity.

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During the game, Lauletta went 8-of-12 and threw for 198 yards. Against two of the hottest quarterback prospects in the country, Wyoming’s Josh Allen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Lauletta’s performance shined through it all.

After the game, Lauletta was awarded the honor of 2018 Senior Bowl MVP, which will certainly help his draft stock. Although he had a solid performance at the game, many are still skeptical about his NFL potential.

Currently, ranks Lauletta as the 15th-best quarterback in this class and grades him between the sixth round and undrafted free agent status. He finished his four-year career with the Spiders with 10,465 passing yards, 73 touchdowns and 35 interceptions.

So, does that mean that all this is speculation and that Lauletta is just a flash in the pan? Well, only time can tell. Maybe he shoots up draft boards following the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.

If he does not skyrocket up the draft boards, Lauletta could still be worth a shot. Maybe not the most pro-ready signal-caller this year, but perhaps one of the most interesting.

If the Browns decide against an early round quarterback, Lauletta could be their guy. Maybe with enough time to sit, and a veteran quarterback ahead of him, he could be something pretty special.