The Cleveland Browns are just one week away from officially being on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. There has been plenty of discussion about what the Browns will ultimately decide to do, but a new report indicates they could be considering an unconventional move to find their quarterback of the future. According to Kevin Clark of The Ringer , the Browns have had conversations about selecting two quarterbacks with the team’s two top five picks.
From the report:
The Cleveland Browns organization—which owns picks no. 1 and 4, in addition to three second-rounders—what I thought was a very stupid question: Have you considered ignoring all norms and drafting two quarterbacks high in the draft?
The answer is yes. The people I asked have thought about it, discussed it and investigated it,” Clark wrote. “This is not to say it will happen, but the Browns have considered it. In fact, one person I spoke with could immediately rattle off every previous instance of teams drafting two passers high because he’d done the prep work on the idea.”
Cleveland was previously believed to be deciding between USC’s Sam Darnold and Josh Allen of Wyoming, before a new report stated all four of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft — Darnold, Allen, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield — are all still in play.
The 2018 NFL Draft takes place from April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.