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Report: “Many in football” believe Browns will take Derek Carr

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Perhaps as much as any other team, the Browns are expected to take a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft.

According to a published report, there’s sentiment in league circles that Cleveland has zeroed in on one particular passing prospect.

Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman reports the Browns “love” Fresno State’s Derek Carr and that “many in football” believe Cleveland will take him with the second of their two first-round picks (No. 26).

PFT’s most recent mock draft has Carr headed to Cleveland, but at No. 4, not No. 26.

Carr, like numerous other QB prospects, has worked out for Cleveland.

Were the Browns to take Carr with their second first-round pick, it would mark the third time in seven years in which they had used the latter of two No. 1 selections on a quarterback. They took Brady Quinn and Brandon Weeden 22nd overall in 2007 and 2012, respectively.

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46 Responses to “Report: “Many in football” believe Browns will take Derek Carr”
  1. grruffgrruff says: Apr 16, 2014 12:15 PM

    He won’t be available at 26.
    Raider will pick him at 5.

  2. DaveKShape says: Apr 16, 2014 12:19 PM

    The idea that the Browns are in the mix for Manziel is way off to me. Kyle Shanahan loves his “do what I say” QBs, as we all saw via his fizzled-out relationship with RG3.

  3. bathroombenlovemachine says: Apr 16, 2014 12:20 PM

    There goes the balance of power in the NFL.

    The Browns will win Super Bowl 49………………………

    NOT

  4. jirehj says: Apr 16, 2014 12:21 PM

    Maybe we see the Browns take him at 4. In fear that the Raiders might choose him at 5. They have to find a way to jump on him later in the first round if they go best player available early. Rooting for the Browns.

  5. pmars64 says: Apr 16, 2014 12:22 PM

    If the Browns draft Carr or any other QB at #4, they are making a mistake. None of these guys are worthy of a top 4 pick. I’d much rather take the #4 talent in the draft even if it’s one of the o-linemen. Put that guy on the right side for a year or two then move him to the left and move Thomas to the right, extending his career. Or if Mack is there, take him. Or even Watkins although everyone says the WR talent is deep in this draft.

    If they draft Carr at #4, it will show that the new front office with Farmer at GM is no better than any other of the previous shoddy regimes.

  6. Straight Cash Homie says: Apr 16, 2014 12:23 PM

    Upon reading this Derek Carr looked for a loop hole to get back into college.

  7. buddysguys says: Apr 16, 2014 12:25 PM

    HA

  8. ballboy48 says: Apr 16, 2014 12:25 PM

    Hey, if they think he can be helpful, they should pull the trigger. They’ll probably draft two QB’s.

  9. 1rockyracoon says: Apr 16, 2014 12:25 PM

    It must be a good news-bad news feeling for 1st round draft picks when they are choosen by teams like the Browns and Jaguars.

  10. kosarkid says: Apr 16, 2014 12:26 PM

    It’s all going to depend on how fast the QB’s come off the board before their #4 pick and after their #4 pick. They might be able to grab him with their 2nd round pick if he makes it past Minnesota.

  11. Celebrity Man Guy says: Apr 16, 2014 12:26 PM

    Makes sense. Kind of ridiculous to mock him at 4 when he would obviously be available at 26.

  12. camcameronsucks says: Apr 16, 2014 12:31 PM

    Ask Houston about their former overall #1 pick.

    Now what was his name again…..

  13. corkspop says: Apr 16, 2014 12:33 PM

    “Many in football” That’s a new one. I guess Unnamed GM, Ex-Front Office Man, Former Coach, and Unnamed Source were all pretty worn out.

  14. tedmurph says: Apr 16, 2014 12:35 PM

    If they love Carr they might be taking a big chance waiting until 26. Wouldn’t be that hard for one of the many QB needy teams at the top of the 2nd rnd, that didn’t want to draft a QB in the top 11 either, to trade in front of them.

  15. pantherfan40 says: Apr 16, 2014 12:36 PM

    Browns pick up a qb everyother year , how about this brownies get a qb via freeagency and draft sammy watkins to go opposite josh gordon any qb can be good with those 2 as there wr . How about that brownies ?? Brownies…..

  16. rowdymon says: Apr 16, 2014 12:37 PM

    Carr and Tom Savage will both be picked. With 10 picks they will pick 2 QBs

  17. icanhazblogs says: Apr 16, 2014 12:41 PM

    Taking him at 4 would give me some pause about the Brown’s new front office. That team has a lot of holes and the success rate of drafting a QB that early in recent years hasn’t been great (outside of a couple players, e.g., luck). Draft someone that can contribute immediately in a meaningful way this year Browns (like defense) and quit blind firing first rounders trying to get a QB.

  18. kwjsb says: Apr 16, 2014 12:43 PM

    #4 Watkins (WR Clemson)
    #26 Yankey (G Staford)
    #35 Carr ? Hyde? Mason?

  19. britishteeth says: Apr 16, 2014 12:46 PM

    What would Costner do?

  20. ttommytom says: Apr 16, 2014 12:47 PM

    It’s been said time and time again, if he is the player you want, you take him, regardless of the round.

    The Seahawks got ‘cute’ with Wilson and were very lucky.

    It’s all a smokescreen anyway. Believe it when it happens…

  21. timpiker says: Apr 16, 2014 12:49 PM

    Move on nothing to see here. Just another rumor from Lumbardini.

  22. winterbengal says: Apr 16, 2014 12:49 PM

    What?!? Oh no… Looks like the Chargers are going to pick him with the 25th pick! (wink wink nod)
    Really… (hey! they believed me!) You want to trade up to number 24, and you willing to overpay how much? (Nice, some things never change…)

  23. grruffgrruff says: Apr 16, 2014 12:58 PM

    Manziel will go #1 to Houston.
    Rams #2 are looking at OT’s Matthews and Robinson.
    Bortles will go #3 to Jaguars.

    Browns will take Kahlil Mack #4

    Carr will go #5 to Raiders.

    Browns #26 will be Jimmy Garoppolo.

  24. martinslunchtray says: Apr 16, 2014 1:02 PM

    Thanks for that Straight Cash Homie!! Lmao!!

  25. panamajimmy54 says: Apr 16, 2014 1:12 PM

    Fleece Cincy by trading down gets this If Both McCarron and Carr are busts you got 2 firsts to go get Marcus Marriota next year..The rest is a no brainer except for the OL lateound 1 Pick 24 (CINN): Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (A)
    Round 1 Pick 26: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 3: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 23 (CINN): Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman (B-)
    Round 3 Pick 7: Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington (A)
    Round 3 Pick 19: A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama (C)
    Round 3 Pick 24 (CINN): Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State (A)
    Round 4 Pick 6: Lamin Barrow, ILB, LSU (C+)
    Round 4 Pick 27: Cornelius Lucas, OT, Kansas State (F)
    Round 5 Pick 5: Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor (A)
    Round 6 Pick 4: Chris Boswell, K, Rice (A)
    Round 7 Pick 3: Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (A)

    Your Future Picks:
    2015 Round 1 Pick (CINN)
    2015 Round 1 Pick

  26. denverdude7 says: Apr 16, 2014 1:13 PM

    The Browns are simply following the same path they took before the 2012 draft when they chose that memorable duo of Trent Richardson & Brandon Weeden.

    Losers usually remain losers and this years Browns draft will be no different.

  27. Matt dog from C-town says: Apr 16, 2014 1:16 PM

    From what i’ve seen of this guy, he’s throws great, has won alot of football games in a good conference, he smart , great attitude, articulate, good bloodlines, he ran great at the combine…
    If you end up with a real good quarterback, it doesn’t matter where he is on draft boards… take this guy number four, solidify the number one position on your football team…keep all of your draft pics…. no sweat… .. and start planning the rest of your draft… ..it’s a win win!!!!

  28. lks311 says: Apr 16, 2014 1:17 PM

    Take Watkins at #4, if Carr still on the board at #10, trade with the Lions for their 1st and 2nd. Now you have your QB and 3 other picks in the top #45. Problems solved.

  29. swagger52 says: Apr 16, 2014 1:18 PM

    Derek Carr thinks Cleveland has a nice Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was surprised to find that they had a football team.

  30. swagger52 says: Apr 16, 2014 1:19 PM

    Is Cleveland in the CFL? Wow I might get to play against Tim Tebow.

    Yours Truly, Derek Carr

  31. tjacks7 says: Apr 16, 2014 1:19 PM

    I hope they take him at 4 so the Vikings can’t take him at 8.

  32. swagger52 says: Apr 16, 2014 1:22 PM

    Cleveland is so bad they must play in the AFC East

  33. drsummeroff says: Apr 16, 2014 1:27 PM

    PFT Posters have once again made their decision. It’s a mixed bag this time. Not much dissent against the choice itself but many feel #4 is too high. Some think the Raiders, being the Raiders, will take him at #5. A random smattering of pity posts for the Browns thrown in with a dash of future Mel Kiper’s making Draft prognostications. Fear not GM’s of the league, the armchair athletes of PFT have this one covered. Dismissal of scouts may begin.

  34. dtr3e says: Apr 16, 2014 1:28 PM

    If Cleveland was smart, they’d stick with Hoyer. The kid looked like he could play and they were winning. Draft elsewhere and really improve the team.

  35. r8rsfan says: Apr 16, 2014 1:35 PM

    Raiders aren’t taking a QB in round 1. OT, WR or LB.

  36. jwcarlson says: Apr 16, 2014 1:37 PM

    Turning Trent Richardson into a QB prospect isn’t all that bad of an outcome for Clevland.

  37. 4grammarpolice says: Apr 16, 2014 1:58 PM

    The NFL draft is May 8th. Tune in then. Until then, please enjoy the baseball season, NHL and NBA playoffs.

  38. kev86 says: Apr 16, 2014 1:59 PM

    he seems like a mature and promising prospect to me. he might be the best QB in this class.

  39. awdlmd says: Apr 16, 2014 2:07 PM

    Considering the Browns history with drafting QBs, they should draft a QB with every one of their picks in the hope that they have to eventually draft a good one.

  40. stonefish67 says: Apr 16, 2014 2:07 PM

    Slow day.
    Lets wait and see, really.
    If this is that important to you, get a real job

  41. jamesmatthiascox says: Apr 16, 2014 2:18 PM

    Put your name on it

  42. playgroundlgnd says: Apr 16, 2014 2:29 PM

    We better take Manziel. Im sick of us picking the second rate QB’s because they fall out of the top. Quinn, Weeden, Mccoy all feel in the draft for a reason.

    With the performances from Russell Wilson over the past 2 years, theres no reason to think JFF cant be successfull.

    Especially since Johnny would have 2 pro-bowl targets to throw to in Gordon and Cameron.

    To all those saying we should take Watkins because “any qb can do well” with Watkins, Gordon, and Cameron… thats stupid. Its been proven time and time again… YOU CANT BUILD A QB OUT OF WR’s..

    However.. at times.. QB’s CAN make WR’s

  43. schraged1 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:10 PM

    The Browns need a QB, but the difference between those that they can get at #26 and those that will still be there in the 2nd and 3rd round is not that great… I Honestly don’t see a true franchise QB in this draft at least not one that is ready to be that QB in 2014. The Browns best option to be relevant sooner may be to trade a 2nd or 3rd round pick for a Ryan Mallet or a Kirk Cousins..

  44. eleventyeight says: Apr 16, 2014 3:20 PM

    His poor brother was[is] a great QB but he never had a chance in Houston w/the *very* “offensive” line he had- 85+ sacks in his first year alone.

    Derek- if he goes to CLE- will have an outstanding o-line to protect him. And that’s coming from a Steelers’ fan.

    If CLE could secure David too they might finally have a working QB situation…heaven forbid.

    I still wonder why they jilted Colt McCoy the way they did- that kid was tough- to replace him with….Brandon Weeden?

  45. goooooobrowns says: Apr 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    And if you wanted some other player who might or might not drop and didn’t want anyone leapfrogging you to pick him you might float that you wanted some player it’s plausible you’d like and take but really have no intention of taking. It is silly season after all. At least that’s what I’m hoping for in this case. To me Carr looks very similar to a lot of sub-par 1st round QB’s of the last 5 years.

  46. tformation says: Apr 16, 2014 3:53 PM

    Well, drafting a young QB late in the first has worked out so well for Cleveland in the past… twice in the past, actually.

    Might I suggest taking a running back with that first pick in the first round? That worked out well last time too.

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