Bridgewater, Manziel and Bortles are expected to be selected high in the 2014 NFL Draft.Will May’s NFL draft offer the quarterback riches that were found in the league’s 2012 player selection meeting?
Most analysts think not.
But Wilson’s success is a reminder that good quarterbacks don’t necessarily have to be found at the top of the draft.
For the Browns, who had three different starting quarterbacks last season and no clear-cut choice to occupy the No. 1 spot in 2014, that figures to be good news.
That’s because the Browns could very well select a quarterback with the fourth overall pick. Or they could wait and pick one with their second first-round selection, 26th overall. Or they could wait even longer and choose one with their second round pick (35th overall) or with one of their two third-round choices (71st and 83rd).
Or, with all of that draft capital in the first three rounds, they could work a trade that would allow them to maneuver to a particular spot to pick a quarterback.
Multiple draft analysts have the Houston Texans making Bortles the top pick of the draft. Others see the Browns grabbing Bridgewater or Bortles fourth overall. Some see them targeting Carr at 26th.
There has been speculation that the Browns will try to make a deal with the Texans to acquire Matt Schaub, whom Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan guided successfully when he held the same position in Houston.
For now, the Browns figure to have someone to competently fill the quarterback spot in
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