The Cleveland Browns are expected to take a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft later this month and, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, many in the organization prefer Cal’s Jared Goff to North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz.
In terms of reasoning, La Canfora’s is simple.
First off, the Browns’ new analytics-based approach favors Goff over Wentz, so there’s that.
But more importantly, offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton knows Goff well after trying to recruit him to come to Stanford during his high school days. Thus, he has seen the young man develop and already feels he would be a great fit in the Browns’ new offense under coach Hue Jackson.
And speaking of Jackson, Goff could easily be a strong fit in the man’s system with the Cleveland Browns. Jackson runs a very balanced offense with equal emphasis put on the pass and the run, while Wentz is more of a gunslinger. There is also the fact that Goff played at an FBS school while Wentz played at an FCS program, and the level of competition between the two is different enough that Wentz could see some sort of adjustment period as he settles in.
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