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Gordon once again says Browns will take quarterback in round one

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With a pair of first-round picks, the Browns have the ability to take a quarterback either at No. 4 or at No. 26.

Receiver Josh Gordon has tried to spoil the drama.  Or maybe he’s part of an elaborate smokescreen.

Previously, Gordon said that he believes the Browns will select a receiver with the fourth overall pick in the draft.  More recently, he opted to be more vague about whether the quarterback’s name is placed on card No. 4 or No. 26.

“From talking with [G.M.] Ray Farmer, I’m still pretty sure we’re going to take a quarterback,” Gordon recently told FOX Sports Ohio.

But while previously casting a ballot for Teddy Bridgewater when put on the spot, Gordon was more vague this time around.

“I like a lot of those guys,” Gordon said.  “I think whoever we get will be the best option for us.  It’s such a deep draft class of quarterbacks and they’ve all had really great years.  I feel that anybody we get will be able to make something happen.”

By “make something happen,” Gordon likely doesn’t mean disclose the team’s future draft strategies.  With Gordon around, that’s one need the Browns currently don’t have.

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13 Responses to “Gordon once again says Browns will take quarterback in round one”
  1. freddypatsfan says: Apr 16, 2014 4:03 PM

    They are gonna give him a partner in Watkins then use that 26 on Carr

  2. fthrvic says: Apr 16, 2014 4:04 PM

    Subtle….way to play it close to the vest.

  3. erock0129 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:05 PM

    Josh…the ONE thing Holmgren got right. Love this cat!!!

  4. erock0129 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:08 PM

    Yeah, I could see Watkins/Carr. I would be a happy guy!

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 16, 2014 4:17 PM

    With that kind of attitude they should save all their picks and draft no QBs and play with Brian Hoyer or somebody else that doesn’t have any significant acquisition costs.

  6. jlgsoccer says: Apr 16, 2014 4:20 PM

    Christmas already!?

  7. rufustfireflyjr says: Apr 16, 2014 4:23 PM

    You can’t believe ANYTHING that NFL GMs say about their teams during the weeks leading up to the draft, and that includes statements allegedly made to their own players.

  8. oldsombrero says: Apr 16, 2014 4:28 PM

    Carr will be the best QB in this class.

  9. micknangold says: Apr 16, 2014 4:53 PM

    If Watkins is there at 4, I think they have to take him. Khalil Mack will likely be gone, but if he’s available the decision would have to be between Watkins and Mack, I’d think.

    The Browns passing offense was good last year even with below-average QB play (11th in Pass Y/G), and Hoyer played well enough before his injury. Imagine adding Watkins to that and having Hoyer healthy all season.

    Mack is an instant upgrade over Kruger in my opinion, although Kruger’s sack total is misleading – dude had 39 hurries and 8 QB hits, that’s a ton of pressure. Still, in the top 5 you don’t draft needs, you draft talent.

    That they’re still letting Gordon talk to the media about taking a QB at 4 screams “smokescreen” to me. If they can get Watkins or Mack, snatch him up and thank the Heavens the best offensive or defensive prospect in the class fell to 4, and then get a QB later in round one if you want.

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 16, 2014 4:55 PM

    Knowing the browns, they’ll probably draft Tre Mason with pick #4.

  11. tucobenedictojuanmariaramirez says: Apr 16, 2014 5:01 PM

    Take the best impact player with the #4 (Watkins, Clowney, Mack, Matthews/Robinson, etc.). Go QB with the second pick.

  12. larrydavid7000 says: Apr 16, 2014 8:15 PM

    the browns should be careful of taking carr as their QB. remember the last franchise to take a carr set them back years. then again its cleveland.

  13. lbcoach34 says: Apr 18, 2014 9:18 AM

    browns big board wish list.

    1. Watkins
    2. Clowney
    3. Manziel
    4. Robinson

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