If there’s anything to take away from the Cleveland Browns last season, it’s the team isn’t 100 percent sold on Brandon Weeden as their quarterback. The former first-round pick may deserve some credit for his rookie struggles considering the Browns didn’t provide him with many options in the passing game, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t consider adding another quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft.
One player Cleveland may have a chance to select in the first round–Geno Smith of West Virginia.
The Browns have officially scheduled a private workout for Smith as the West Virginia star continues to receive plenty of praise for being the most talented quarterback in this year’s draft class and with the sixth overall pick in April–Cleveland could easily be in position to select him in the first round. All signs at the moment point to Smith being selected in the top 10 and when looking at the five teams ahead of them in the first round, the Browns may get lucky enough to land Smith at No. 6.
While there’s no reason to make a big deal over Smith’s private workout just yet, this has to be a sign of relief for Browns fans considering how long they’ve been looking for an effective quarterback since Weeden and Colt McCoy seem to be far from the answer. Smith still has a lot to prove and will face plenty of pressure for whichever team he ends up on, but if his early workouts are any indication of what to expect–he could have a bright future in the NFL ahead of him.
So if the Browns find themselves in position to select Smith at No. 6–don’t be surprised if they strongly consider making the move.
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