With the NFL Draft a little under two months away, the Cleveland Browns will most likely be drafting a quarterback at some point. The other way could be free agency, but that is looking less likely with all of the recent trades and signings. How sweet would it be if the Browns could find their own version of a Russell Wilson?
While West Virginia Mountaineers‘ Geno Smith and USC Trojans‘ Matt Barkley headline the weak 2013 class at quarterback, there quite possibly could be a diamond in the rough out there. Let’s face it, the Browns could use something to go their way for once. So is the needle in the hay stack out there for Cleveland?
Coming out of Louisiana Tech University is Colby Cameron. If your a good quarterback, it doesn’t matter what college you played for. See Joe Flacco for proof. At 6’2″ and 205 lbs, Cameron was impressive for the Bulldogs. By the way, do you recognize the last name? That’s right, he is the brother of Browns soon-to-be breakout star tight end, Jordan Cameron.
For the Bulldogs in 2012, the younger Cameron put together a stellar season accumulating a 153.2 QB rating. The California native threw for over 4,100 yards and 31 touchdowns. What was more impressive though is he only threw five interceptions. Cameron broke Wilson’s NCAA consecutive passes without an interception record of 379. However, is Cameron’s stats a reflection of playing against sub-par competition? Or, is Cameron the next surprise of this year’s draft?
While I’m not ready to give up on Brandon Weeden, a little young competition couldn’t hurt any. When mini camp opens in four months, we should fully expect to see a rookie quarterback in the mix. Who that player is, remains to be seen.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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