We were wondering when the Browns would take their quarterback, and they finally did it with their final third round pick. Robert Griffin III is still most definitely favored to start, while Kessler will be viewed as a longer-term project or backup. We've seen what's happened in the case of a Russell Wilson before, though, so you never know. The team could be looking to move on from either Josh McCown, Austin Davis, or Connor Shaw after this selection.
Here is a scouting report from CBS Sports' Dane Bruglar, who pegged Kessler as a seventh-round pick:
A three-year starter in USC’s pro-style scheme, Kessler was an ideal fit for the Trojans’ offense due to his understanding of timing and tempo, posting impressive production each season – was the west coast version of Aaron Murray in college. There is a lot to like about his football intelligence and make-up, doing an excellent job taking what the defense gives him, but panics and struggles to anticipate without a clean pocket. A highly productive college quarterback, Kessler has a low NFL ceiling due to his lack of physical traits, lacking the necessary arm strength to put the ball where he wants on a consistent basis – might be able to stick as a back-up similar to Murray or Chase Daniel, but won’t elevate players around him.
What do you think, Browns fans?