Browns GM says four or five prospects worthy of No. 1 pick
The Cleveland Browns have a big offseason ahead of them. Fortunately, one of the few benefits of enduring a winless 2017 NFL season, is that there is nowhere else to go but up.
The biggest task for the Browns will be their continued hunt for a franchise quarterback. As a result, it seems Cleveland will be looking toward the 2018 NFL Draft to do so. According to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com, general manager John Dorsey feels there are a number of quarterbacks that could be taken with the No. 1 overall pick:
“In 2013, I had the first pick in the draft with the Kansas City Chiefs, and there really wasn’t a quarterback prospect there,” Dorsey told a small group of reporters here. “Actually in this class there are four to five prospects that make you think at least are they worthy of that position. So now I think what you do is you let the process unfold.”
Although the consensus still seems to be split on the best quarterback prospect, Dorsey is clearly referring to notable names such as USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. That said, Cleveland will likely be doing their due diligence on every quarterback looking to make that next step into the pros.
Dorsey and the Browns have made it clear that they will spend whatever amount of picks they need in order to acquire their quarterback of the future. Fortunately, they have a bevy of them including two of the top-five picks in this year’s draft.