The Cleveland Browns are on the clock with the No. 1 selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock anticipates Cleveland’s decision at No. 1 will come down to quarterbacks Josh Allen and Sam Darnold.
“And the biggest-armed quarterback I’ve seen since JaMarcus Russell is Josh Allen. So I think when you’re the GM of Cleveland, and you’ve got to be thinking about the weather, if you’re playing outside, you need a big arm,” Mayock said on Monday’s conference call, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
“His new offensive coordinator [Todd Haley] came over from Pittsburgh, and he’s used to Ben Roethlisberger. So, to me, Josh Allen has to be in that conversation at one or four along with Darnold. Perhaps [Josh] Rosen and [Baker] Mayfield. But I think — this is just my gut: I think Darnold and Allen are the two guys they would consider the most highly.”
Cleveland’s had a revolving door at quarterback for nearly 20 years. The Browns have endured 27 started quarterbacks since 1999.
Draft analysts have shuffled between Allen, Darnold and Rosen at the top of their boards. If the Browns do draft a quarterback, he will be part of an organizational effort to try to change the fortunes of an inauspicious franchise.
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