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The Browns are in good position to land a top-three pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and a new regime will strongly consider drafting a new franchise quarterback.
However, QB Brandon Weeden has the skill set to win in the division as soon as next year. A new quarterback will most likely not give the Browns immediate results.
If the Browns have elite draft grades on either West Virginia QB Geno Smith or USC QB Matt Barkley, then they should draft him. I don't believe either of them are of that caliber, so the Browns might be smart in trading down a couple of picks and maybe picking up another 1st and 2nd round pick.
Many fans are concerned about Weeden's age and believe he only has four or five years left. I'm a believer he could play at a very high level until age 37 or 38. It's not like he is a football age of 29 because he hasn't taken that many hits.
He has a tall, thick body frame which will allow him to last until his late 30s like Kurt Warner.
Weeden has thrown nine interceptions already, but that is a byproduct of him going through the rookie learning curve. He will learn that he can't take the same risks that he did at Oklahoma State.
Weeden has thrown for 1,288 passing yards the first five games, which is second all-time for a rookie QB through the first five weeks.
That is pretty impressive when looking at his receivers.