You know those Geico "It's What You Do" commercials? Well, they could easily do one for desperate NFL teams because they reach for quarterbacks. It's what they do. And it's hard to blame them, either, given the state the league is in. If you don't have a quarterback, you're screwed.
The Browns most certainly don't have one, and no, Johnny Manziel is not the answer. If the NFL awarded six points for rolling $20s in bathrooms, he would be a Pro Bowler, but sadly, that is not the case. Manziel seems to have gotten better lately, but only marginally. He made three great plays versus Tennessee, but was very mediocre otherwise. He's not a starting-caliber quarterback, and there's a reason Mike Pettine is choosing to play Josh McCown over him.
I expect Cleveland to target a signal-caller in the 2016 NFL Draft. In a previous update, that would've been Jared Goff, but the California quarterback has risen ahead of Connor Cook, who has some accuracy and consistency issues that NFL teams are legitimately worried about. Still, the Browns, like most NFL teams, would reach for Cook, because that's what they do.
Pick change; previously Jared Goff, QB
Rd. 2, Pk. 5
The Browns have to use an early-round pick on a receiver eventually, right? They can't keep going with retreads.
Pick change; previously Travin Duval, WR
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Obviously, Cleveland is uncomfortable with Johnny Manziel and Josh McCown is not the long-term starter. Jones could stay in Ohio and give the Browns a rare physical talent.
Since an impressive opener against Virginia Tech, Jones has not played well for the Buckeyes. He made some devastating throws versus the Hokies that illustrated his natural passing skills. Aside from his right-arm cannon, Jones also showed his running ability and how difficult he is to sack with his huge size. Since then, he disappointed in games against Hawaii and Northern Illinois. Jones has completed 57 percent of his passes this season for 622 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. He also has 147 yards on 31 carries and a score.
Jones put on a display in 2014 after entering the starting lineup behind Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Jones has great size and a cannon for an arm. In his three starts, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 860 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Jones has a ton of upside and could be a tremendous play-maker if he improves his football I.Q. and field vision.
Pick change; previously Tyler Boyd, WR
Rd. 2, Pk. 7
Nate Andrews, S, Florida State
The Browns will have to think of getting a replacement for Donte Whitner. The hard-hitting strong safety turns 31 after this season.
In the 2015, Andrews has six tackles and a pass broken up. He was very good for Florida State in 2014. The Seminoles' defense had some struggles in the tackling department, but Andrews and fellow safety Jalen Ramsey were the exceptions. Andrews recorded 93 tackles with three interceptions and five passes broken up on the year. In some close games, he came up with some huge plays for Florida State.
Despite a loaded defense in 2013, Andrews (5-11, 210) managed to beat out more veteran defenders for a spot and definitely made an impact. The freshman racked up four interceptions, forced three fumbles, eight passes broken up and 35 tackles. He also had 10 special teams tackles and was a core player on the Seminoles' coverage units.
Christian Hackenburg is the best quarterback prospect in the draft but if Cleveland has the chance to snag Jones early on, they will. The Ohio State product has an enormous frame and an even bigger arm. He's a good fit in the AFC North because of his ability to drive the ball through the bitter winter winds that these teams play in. We will learn a lot more about Jones as a thrower this season as he won the starting quarterback job in Columbus.
I wanted to Pick Duke Williams but the Picker wont let me,So looks like its Travin Dural.
LSU Will continue you its trend of early first round Wide-Outs with this YAC Typle of play maker.He seems under sized but can be a typical guy over top for a team that has below average WRs and a GM in Ray Farmer that doesn't seem to know what he has talent wise or drafting wise .As most predict this will be Farmer's last year in trying to guide the Dawg Pound to a much awaited playoff return