When a team is coming off of an 0-16 season and a 1-31 mark over the last two years, we’ve seen its worst-case scenario play out in real time.
But by eschewing a quarterback atop the draft this year, the Browns will ensure they remain firmly in the AFC North basement.
Despite having a quarterback situation that’s become a tragic comedy, the Browns haven’t spent a top-15 draft pick on a quarterback since selecting Tim Couch first overall in 1999. And even when they have taken a QB in Round 1, the pick has been a disaster (see: cheap nfl nike jerseys from china Weeden, Brandon and Manziel, Johnny).
Rather than draft Carson Wentz in 2016, the Browns traded that No. 2 pick to the Philadelphia Eagles. The same happened at No. 12 in 2017 with Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans.
None of this year’s top quarterbacks are can’t-miss prospects, largely because there is no such thing. But one of them needs to be atop cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping Cleveland’s draft board, and the Browns need to take him at No. 1.
Whoever they pick there won’t be guaranteed to succeed, but for the first time in a long time, the Browns will be able to say they tried.
Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley thinks the team asked Prescott to do too much last season, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.nfl cheap jerseys nike
“He was still making plays all the time,” Beasley said. “Last year, we asked him to be Superman and relied on him so much. When things broke down he was making plays scrambling. A lot comes with filling some spots maybe where we were weaker and stuff like that.”
The factors that led to Prescott having to don a proverbial cape in 2017 are still there.
While Ezekiel Elliott won’t have a six-game suspension looming over his head this season, Dallas’ pass-catchers remain a mess. Dez Bryant isn’t the receiver he once was. Jason Witten will turn 36 in May. And the team’s biggest free-agent addition at wideout was Allen Hurns, who is a 50/50 bet to get injured signing his contract.
The Cowboys could add a receiver in the 2018 draft, and Calvin Ridley of Alabama—nfl nike jerseys for cheap the top prospect at the position this season—may still be there at No. 19. But Ridley isn’t exactly an instant-impact player.
Dallas’ opponents are going to stack the line, try to stop Elliott and dare Prescott to beat them using this motley crew.