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Mock Draft Roundup: How a run on QBs could benefit Browns

The Browns aren't in the market for a quarterback in this year's draft, but a handful of teams in front of them very much are.

That could be a major benefit for Cleveland, which sits at No. 10 on this year's first round but could easily nab a player it considers a top-five overall talent from the 2020 class.

Here's why:

When NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah ranks the top 50 overall prospects in this year's draft, he includes two -- Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa -- in his top 10. When we round up the latest mock drafts, it's common to see at least three quarterbacks coming off the board before the Browns are on the clock. It's important to note that teams make moves to acquire the quarterback they covet seemingly every year, and there are more than two months for those outside of the top 10 to formulate their plans and plot a course to land their signal-caller of choice.

In this week's roundup, we're listing how many QBs are projected before Cleveland's pick to get an even better picture of the landscape with two weeks separating us from the 2020 NFL Combine.

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QBs projected before Browns pick: 3 (Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Jordan Love)

Of note: Jones-Drew expects three QBs and three OTs to be selected in the top 10.

QBs projected before Browns pick: 3 (Burrow, Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert)

Of note: Brugler projects three trades within the top 10 in this exercise.

QBs projected before Browns pick: 3 (Burrow, Tagovailoa, Herbert)

Of note: In this three-round mock, White expects the Browns to address tackle, safety (Ashtyn Davis), tight end (Jared Pinkney) and guard (Logan Stenberg).

QBs projected before Browns pick: 3 (Burrow, Tagovailoa, Herbert)

Of note: Edwards views Wills as the second-best tackle in the draft behind Wirfs, whom he projects to go fourth overall to the Giants.

QBs projected before Browns pick: 4 (Burrow, Tagovailoa, Love, Herbert)

Of note: If this scenario unfolds, it would mean four quarterbacks and three offensive tackles go in the top 10.

QBs projected before Browns pick: 3 (Burrow, Tagovailoa, Herbert)

Of note: In his projections for the second round, Edholm picks Minnesota S Antoine Winfield Jr. in the second round for the Browns.

QBs projected before the Browns pick: 3 (Burrow, Tagovailoa, Herbert)

Of note: Hanson expects a run on left tackles at this point of the draft, with Becton and Wirfs coming off the board in the two picks following Cleveland's.

QBs projected before the Browns pick: 3 (Burrow, Tagovailoa, Herbert)

Of note: Easterling expects all three of the quarterbacks to be off the board after four picks.

QBs projected before the Browns pick: 3 (Burrow, Tagovailoa, Herbert)

Of note: Davis writes Becton could help Cleveland as a guard during the early part of his career if he's not ready to play tackle.

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