Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Browns could draft two quarterbacks

Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Whether it be Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel, you can almost guarantee that the Cleveland Browns will select a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

That might not be all they do though.

The quarterback position has been one of need for the Browns and new head coach Mike Pettine plans to address the need in a big way as the Browns may not end up with just one quarterback when the draft is all said and done.

Pettine said at the league meeting that it’s possible the Browns will draft two quarterbacks.

“This is a deep quarterback class, and that is why. It’s deep and it’s varied,” Pettine said.

If the Browns elect to go quarterback at No. 4, they will likely get their immediate quarterback of the future and then address grabbing a young backup in later rounds. However if they wait until pick No. 26 to target a signal caller like Fresno State’s Derek Carr or Eastern Illinois’s Jimmy Garoppolo, you could see Cleveland drafting another quarterback on day two of the draft.

Drafting two quarterbacks in one draft is odd but something we have seen before.

Washington made Robert Griffin III the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft and took Kirk Cousins in the fourth round.

However sometimes drafting two quarterbacks can result in drafting two really bad ones like when the Panthers drafted Jimmy Clausen in the second round of the 2010 Draft and Tony Pike in the sixth round.

Will Cleveland finally get the franchise quarterback they have been searching for?

It looks like they may roll the dice twice in hope that they do.

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Cleveland Browns Mike Pettine

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