With the 93rd overall pick, the Cleveland Browns selected quarterback from USC Cody Kessler.
Kessler was not an awful pick for the third round.
The only quarterback that has clearly had a better career that was drafted after him is Dak Prescott. It was more clear than ever the Browns needed a quarterback after the 2015 season unless they wanted to run with a 37 year old Josh McCown.
Ironically, McCown was by far the most talented quarterback on the roster in the 2016 season.
Despite going with Kessler as the starter in eight games and McCown only started three games, Kessler only bested him by 280 passing yards.
There were some red flags about Kessler heading into the draft. He was already beginning to show from regression from his junior to his senior season.
Despite playing less games in his junior year, Kessler still completed more passes, had a better completion percentage, threw for more yards, touchdowns, and less interceptions than his senior season.
If Kessler was able to play to the potential that he showed in his junior season, there is a chance that he could still be the quarterback for the Browns.
Kessler only lasted two seasons with the Browns and did not start a single game in his second year. After Cleveland, he played one year with the Jacksonville Jaguars before he was forced into an early retirement.
The 2016 draft had a handful of misses for the Cleveland Browns that we wish could have worked out.
However, if it were not for these misses, it is almost certain that the roster would not have the talent on it that it does today.