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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. “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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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…..

  8. 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.

  9. 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…

  10. 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…)

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!!!!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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..

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. 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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