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 guy....so: 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?
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.