Looking ahead to the draft: QB of the future

Before it starts....I am very pleased with where the Browns are and believe they have a legitimate shot at the playoffs, but that is also the reason I'm thinking about the future at the QB position and the upcoming draft.

At this point it would take a complete meltdown by the Browns AND quite a few teams making impressive turnarounds for Cleveland to end up with a draft spot that would make it feasible to nab a "sure-fire" QB in the draft. By all accounts, Bridgewater and Mariotta will be spoken for by the time the Browns get their first pick and after those two there is a slew of highly rated QBs with which the idea of drafting in the first round makes me feel as nervous as watching Weeden drop back for a pass. Guys like Boyd, Carr, Mettenberger, Hundley, and Manziel all feel like guys I would much rather have fall to the 2nd round before considering.

The Browns have a number of holes yet to fill so I don't see the Browns pulling a Washington and mortgaging the future for one What would you like to see the Browns do next year's draft?? (assuming a mid and late first round pick)

  • Do the Browns roll with Hoyer and Campbell (if he continues to play well) for one more year and keep building the rest of the team? A Sammy Boykins/Lache Seastrunk first round sounds good to me...there is also OL potential there. QB could then be addressed later and given time to sit and learn AND/OR we end up in the 2015 Jameis Winston race.
  • Do they package picks and move up to grab Bridgewater or Mariotta (or someone else) if the right team (Pittsburg/Atlanta/NYG/Tampa?) is in the right spot to do so?
  • Or do they stay put, remain determined to get a QB and take best available QB with one of their 2 first rounds picks?
  • Other:

Unlike most other years, I'm actually looking forward to the 2014 draft just to see how this team CONTINUES to improve, rather than simply hoping they don't blow it again.

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