Clearly, something needs to be done about that offense. But, could that move be as dramatic as selecting a running back and wide receiver in the first round, and then use their 37th overall pick on a quarterback.
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora sees Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden — despite concerns of his age — being in play for the Browns either during Thursday’s first round or Friday’s second round.
“Brandon Weeden is someone the Browns have done a lot of work on,” La Canfora said. “Ideally, they get that running back at some point in the first round, they get that wide receiver at some point in the first round, and then get Weeden at 37. Could you team up Weeden with (Justin) Blackmon?”
Blackmon was Weeden’s top target at OSU and a two-time Biletnikoff Award winner as college football’s top receiver.
La Canfora delves into a scenario in which the Browns don’t wait until that 37th overall draft pick in the second round to see if Weeden will still be available for selection. Perhaps, Cleveland finds a willing trade partner in New England (which owns picks No. 27 and 31 in the first round), trades back into the first round and uses a third Thursday night selection on a quarterback.