No team has had a harder time finding a quarterback for the last few decades than the Browns, but they may be willing to pass on a chance to take one of the top two available in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Via Peter King of TheMMQB.com, the Browns are giving serious consideration to not taking a quarterback in the first round, for a few reasons.
First, there’s a school of thought that Hue Jackson can fix Robert Griffin III, and drafting one before he has a chance to work at it might make it a waste of time (like so many other Browns quarterback attempts).
But Jackson might also think he can find his eventual starter at the top of the second round, with a player such as Connor Cook or another of the second-tier quarterbacks who should be available at 32.
It’s not a unique idea, as even some Browns players have endorsed it lately. But dropping a quarterback into the second spot has been the easiest button to push by the mock draft-indutrial complex for months, primarily because it makes so much sense.