Ranking 5 Quarterbacks Cleveland Browns Should Consider Selecting in 2014 NFL Draft

Ranking 5 Quarterbacks Cleveland Browns Should Consider Selecting in 2014 NFL Draft

5 Quarterbacks Cleveland Browns Should Consider
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Even though several mock drafts don’t have the Cleveland Browns selecting a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the chances of them doing so are high. In fact, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is confident Cleveland will select a signal caller in the first round. Check a ranking of the five quarterbacks the Browns should consider selecting.

5. Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo
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5. Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo
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Jimmy Garoppolo has above-average arm strength with a quick and efficient release that will allow for his timing to be a good factor. He also has great mobility that will allow him to get out of a jam in a hurry if the pocket closes around him. More importantly, he has high football intelligence, which is something the Browns need under center.

4. Derek Carr

Derek Carr
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4. Derek Carr

Derek Carr
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Derek Carr might just be the most natural thrower among the quarterbacks in the 2014 draft class. With two first round draft picks, Cleveland head coach Mike Pettine hasn’t ruled out the possibility of using both on quarterbacks. That means Carr could end up with the team at pick No. 26. Obviously, the Browns using two selections in the first round on a quarterback would be foolish. However, the position is in dire need of an upgrade.

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel
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3. Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel
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Johnny Manziel excelled at his pro day, while wearing pads and a helmet mind you. Some are convinced he will be a huge star in the NFL. Others believe he shouldn’t be selected until the fourth round. Either way, Manziel should be available at No. 4 if the Browns want to take a shot on him. His ability to move around the pocket while keeping his eyes downfield and being very accurate in the process makes him an intriguing selection.

2. Teddy Bridgewater

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2. Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater
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Teddy Bridgewater is the safe bet at the quarterback position because he’s the most pro ready among the five players on this list. He’s arguably the most accurate signal caller in the draft and he has the ability to make covered wide receivers seem open. His disappointing pro day is the main reason why he will fall to Cleveland. The Browns should be thankful that he’s available as he has the necessary assets to excel at the professional level.

1. Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles
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1. Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles
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It would be a shock if Blake Bortles doesn’t get selected within the first three picks, but stranger things have happened. He has the NFL build, he’s athletic and he has a very strong arm. He has unlimited potential and could be a major threat in the league down the road. If it came down to it, he could start right away. However, it would be almost better if he sat for a year. Bortles will be a dream come true for the Browns if he’s available.


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