Davis: Browns Won't Draft Two Quarterbacks In Top Four

Davis pitched this idea in January – as a joke – but now? "We’re about running out of things (to talk about)," he said

Taz and the Moose
April 20, 2018 - 9:17 am

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The Cleveland Browns, as we all know, need a quarterback, and in the last week or so, a new narrative has surfaced: Why don’t the Browns draft quarterbacks at 1 and 4 to help ensure that they come away with a franchise QB?

Charles Davis pitched that idea months ago – sort of.

“I’l put it to you this way: in January, I said that tongue in cheek but was very clear about it,” the NFL on FOX and NFL Network college football and NFL Draft analyst said on Taz & The Moose. “I said, look I am being tongue in cheek here, but when you’re the Browns and you haven't had that quarterback since Bernie Kozar – that’s the last time you had that quarterback. Yeah, it makes sense to say, ‘Well, let’s take two bites out of the apple. Let’s do that.’”

Kosar, 54, played for the Browns from 1985-93. That’s how long it’s been since the Browns have had a legitimate quarterback.

Still, two quarterbacks in the top four?

“Let’s just look at it realistically: Who’s ever done that?” Davis asked. “The closest maybe is Dallas with Troy Aikman and Steve Walsh with the compensatory pick. They ended up trading Walsh a year later. People are going to point to Washington recently with RG3 and Kirk Cousins, but that was first round, fourth round. It was not first pick, fourth pick. Truthfully, I think it’s a lot of conversation as we get closer to the draft because we’re about running out of things and it’s something to throw on the table – and there actually is some plausibility to it. But I have no doubt in my mind that I don’t believe it will happen at 1 and 4.”

Davis thinks that the Browns could draft Saquon Barkley No. 1 and still get a top-notch QB at No. 4, but that top-notch QB might not be Cleveland’s favorite. In the end, he believes the Browns will, in all likelihood, draft a quarterback No. 1.

“They’ve got to decide who their guy is,” “Davis said. “There’s so much discussion right now about Josh Allen out of Wyoming, and we can connect dots and make that work. That’s not a real issue. They’ve got Tyrod Taylor, you could just draft a developmental guy, he fits the mold of what John Dorsey seems to have picked previously – we could go on and on with that. I’m still not there that Josh Allen will be their guy. I still for some reason am stuck on Sam Darnold being their guy at 1.”