Cleveland Browns Player to watch No. 6: Jack Coan, QB, Notre Dame
The Browns need to get younger in the quarterback room. Yes, the team’s quarterback now, Baker Mayfield is in the room, but the team’s backup is Case Keenum and he’s over 30 years old and getting paid a lot by the team. Cleveland would be advised to try and get a player there that can sit and learn under the guidance of whoever is the starter in the future.
Jack Coan had a nice season at Notre Dame after transferring from Wisconsin. He is projected by many to be taken in the middle to late rounds of the draft. He finished this last season throwing for over 3,150 yards including 25 touchdowns and only six interceptions. The Irish went 11-2 with Coan at quarterback. He threw for over 509 yards and five touchdowns in the final game of his college career against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The quarterback class this year isn’t very strong, and Coan is ranked around No. 10 in various pre-draft rankings. Coan also has a bit of height standing at 6-3 and that is an appealing feature to the quarterback room considering Baker Mayfield is around 6-foot.
Cleveland will have many offseason decisions to make including how they’re going to move forward with their quarterbacks. Having a young, tall, and successful college quarterback taken by the Browns, in the later rounds would probably be a good decision.
There will be many other players at the East/ West Shrine Bowl to watch for and with four Browns coaches there in Las Vegas this week, look for some of these players during the game. They could be wearing Orange and Brown next season.