Draft Needs and First-Round Picks for every AFC North team

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) gestures as he walks across the stage after being selected as the number twenty-two overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) gestures as he walks across the stage after being selected as the number twenty-two overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 20, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) walks along the sidelines after throwing an interception late in the fourth quarter in a game againt the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 20, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) walks along the sidelines after throwing an interception late in the fourth quarter in a game againt the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns (3-13)

Needs and selections via Dawg Pound Daily.

  • Hold the #2 overall pick
  • Hue Jackson hired as head coach
  • Johnny Manziel could be cut in March

Draft Needs

  1. QB
  2. DL
  3. WR

Potential First-Round Picks

  1. Joey Bosa – Defensive End, Ohio State
  2. Laquon Treadwell – Wide Receiver, Ole Miss
  3. Jared Goff – Quarterback, Cal

After Hue Jackson put his team’s quarterback of the future on blast, it’s pretty safe to say that the Browns will be looking for a new signal-caller in this year’s NFL Draft. And given that the Titans already have a quarterback, Cleveland should have first go at any quarterback they feel is best.

So do the Browns go with Jared Goff (or Carson Wentz/Paxton Lynch)? Or do they pick up a potential blue-chip player in a Bosa or Treadwell and find a quarterback later? After all, the Browns could make a play for A.J. McCarron or find a quarterback in free agency if Hue Jackson likes someone on the market.

This decision will rely on Hue Jackson, whose leash will be longer with a new quarterback on the roster. Ultimately, it would be unreasonable to think that the Browns will contend anytime soon. But with Hue Jackson, the Browns are in good hands (and could be ready to finally emerge from oblivion).

Next: Baltimore Ravens

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