The Browns have thus far done a good job of not hinting about who they plan to draft with the fourth overall pick. But one look at the roster tells you that one position is on their minds: quarterback.
The Browns have two on their roster—Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney—and only Hoyer is in the mix to start. They'll find his competition with their first of two first-round draft picks, taking Teddy Bridgewater fourth overall.
There is much ongoing debate about the best quarterback in this class, but the best one for the Browns is the Louisville star. Bridgewater threw 303 passes in 2013 for 3,970 yards, 31 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2013 and completed 71 percent of his attempts.
His biggest strengths are his poise in the pocket, third-down performance and short- and medium-yardage accuracy. In addition, as Bleacher Report's Ryan Lownes says, he "displays anticipation and shows the ability to throw his receivers open."
Although he's smaller than ideal and sometimes struggles with deep-ball accuracy, Bridgewater is the perfect quarterback for the Browns to bring in and compete with Hoyer. He can certainly sit a year if need be and be ready for 2015; he can also start as a rookie.
He can actually help to stabilize the quarterback position. This is why the team cannot pass on him if he's still available at No. 4.