Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones may not be an NFLer yet, but that didn’t stop him from seeing what that kind of life is like earlier today. As he posted on his personal Twitter page, Jones stopped by the Cleveland Browns practice facility today to cheer on his former high school teammate, Shane Wynn.
Just what Jones’ draft value will be in the future remains to be seen, as he opted to stay in school rather than declare for the NFL Draft. His stock was sky high as he came off the bench to lead the Buckeyes to wins over Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal and then Oregon in the championship game, and his returning to the program put him in a race for the starting quarterback’s job with teammates J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller, with Miller recently making the move to receiver.
But regardless of whether or not Jones ends up starting for the Buckeyes this season, maybe the Browns could be the team for him in the future? Cleveland has had struggles at quarterback for over a decade now, with 21 different people starting at the position since the franchise’s revival in 1999, and enters the 2015 season with the starter being either second-year man Johnny Manziel or veteran backup Josh McCown.
Given how Jones has great size for a QB and can use his legs as well as throw well, maybe he could finally be the team’s long-term answer if neither Manziel nor McCown works out in 2015. It’s a bit early to make NFL Draft predictions for next year, but the fact that Jones showed up at the Browns’ facility automatically makes it something to think about.
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