The Cleveland Browns have the 19th pick which is their second in the first round this year. Earlier we had wide receiver Amari Cooper going to the Browns with the 12th pick. There have been rumors swirling regarding the Browns interest in Sam Bradford and possibly trading up for Mariota. It’s very possible with these two picks they will package them or possibly move out of those spots altogether. The Browns seem to be pretty stable on the offensive line and could use a later round pick to address depth. The defensive line could use a little help but similar to the offensive line I believe they’ll use a mid round pick. The secondary is in very good shape with three cornerbacks and a strong safety pairing. The current starting quarterback would be Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel will likely be starting back at square one following his offseason turmoil. With the 19th pick in the 2015 Birds Scoop Mock Draft the Cleveland Browns select..
Brett Hundley- Quarterback (UCLA)
This may be considered by some to be an extreme reach at 19, but I believe the Browns endless quest for a franchise quarterback will lead to them selecting Hundley at 19. This is assuming they stay at the picks they currently own which can definitely change. As previously mentioned, McCown was signed to be the veteran starter and we all know how that usually turns out for the Browns. Manziel is a complete wild card and must first earn the trust of his teammates before he even thinks about starting in Cleveland again. Not to mention that I’m not even sure he’s capable of being a backup in the league with his skill set. Hundley possesses skills that make him a potential successful starting signal caller in the league. His footwork combined with his ability to move in and out of the pocket is his strongest attribute at this point in time. The ever present read option offense in the NFL is one that suits Hundley’s skillset and similar to what he ran at UCLA. That same offense, however, was very scaled down and much different than what he would be running in the NFL. He struggles with winning from the pocket according to scouts and often takes too many sacks which relates back to an internal clock for a QB. Hundley is very agile outside of the pocket, but his completion percentage reflected differently as he was one of the lower rated passers outside of the pocket in the Pac 12. He will likely need time to come in and develop the deficiencies that he was able to get away with generally at UCLA. Hundley does have the size at 6’3 and physical durability to take the beating quarterback can sometime experience in the pros.
Impact on the Eagles
Chip has been linked to Hundley in other mock drafts and has worked out the UCLA product leading up to April’s draft. He also recruited him to Oregon before Hundley decided on Westwood. It truly remains to be seen what the Eagles will do at quarterback this season whether that be sticking with Sam Bradford or moving up to draft Marcus Mariota. This selection would provide the Eagles with a plethora of cornerbacks to chose from at pick 20 should they desire. It would also leave Bryce Petty of Baylor as the only real draft prospect remaining on the board at the quarterback position.
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