During a teleconference yesterday with the media, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock weighed in on the Browns’ draft and the quarterback position.
“As much as I like Colt McCoy, I still think they have to look to upgrade that position and I think they have to do whatever it takes to get there,” said Mayock of grabbing Griffin. “If it’s me, yeah, I’m looking at that real hard. I want to go get RG3.”
The Browns, specifically Randy Lerner, have spent a lot of time talking about the importance of the quarterback position since the final whistle sounded on this past season. It would seem likely that the Browns would go to extra lengths to find their quarterback considering all that noise.
What remains to be seen is whether the Browns will trade up in the draft or pony up in free agency on someone like Matt Flynn. Obviously if it is up to Mayock the Browns will do whatever it takes on draft day including paying the high price of packaging both picks together.
It seems easy for draft experts to say that the Browns should just package their two picks, but Browns fans know the price. Browns fans spent the entire year dreaming of having two picks after mortgaging a year trading down with Atlanta for the right.
All these factors just add to the pressure of a typical NFL off-season.