The 2018 NFL Draft is just over one week away and the Cleveland Browns, owners of two top five picks, still do not appear to know which direction they will go with the No. 1 overall selection. In fact, all four of the nation’s top quarterbacks are in play when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium to announce the first pick.
In a recent appearance in front of the media, Browns head coach Hue Jackson revealed that the top signal-callers were all still in play.
“If there was a consensus (general manager) John (Dorsey) had come to, he would’ve told me,” Jackson said, via the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “That’s not the case.”
The four quarterbacks in play are Sam Darnold of USC, Josh Allen of Wyoming, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Heisman Trophy-winner Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners.
There is also the possibility that the Browns go with the top offensive player and defensive player in the top five — Saquon Barkley of Penn State and NC State’s Bradley Chubb — before adding a quarterback like Lamar Jackson early in Round 2, but everything remains in the air.
The 2018 NFL Draft takes place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.