Even though West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown is only a one-year starter coming out of college, he has the confidence of a four-year starter and based on his performances at both the NFL Combine and his pro day workouts, his abilities are solid but need some time to grow even more.
Brown sat behind Pat White for the first three years of his college career, but in 2009 he finally got the chance to start and played very well finishing with a 63 percent completion rate, over 2,100 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
He also ran for over 450 yards and six touchdowns.
Not the most impressive stats, but looking at his abilities beyond that stats are what is more intriguing since his full potential has yet to be unlocked.
Standing just over 6'2" and 222 pounds, Brown built thick and he not only has tremendous upper body strength, but he has speed as well.
Brown was the fastest quarterback at the combine running in the 4.5s.
Also, at the combine, Brown was so confident in his throwing abilities he said that no other quarterback would look at good as he does throwing a football, and he was right because he out-shined every other quarterback prospect and immediately began to raise his draft stock.
After his pro day, Brown once again impressed and is still increasing his stock.
Throwing with both power and accuracy, Brown put on a passing clinic zipping passes from all angles and distances.
Obviously, Browns still need a year or two of holding a clipboard to continuing progressing his talents, but to also learn the NFL game as well.
Fortunately, Brown is very smart and successfully drew up plays on the board in front of scouts and he was also able to make proper adjustments to those plays based on defensive formations.
A solid prospect who is obviously on the rise for many teams' draft boards.
Of the many teams that need a future franchise quarterback, the Cleveland Browns may be the perfect fit, since President Mike Holmgren does like a quarterback with quick feet for his style of a West Coast Offense that the Browns will run.
Two of his past quarterbacks, both Steve Young and Brett Favre, had quick feet in their prime and they both won a Super Bowl under Holmgren's tutelage.
Will Brown be with the Browns?
There is no guarantee, but he along with a few other select quarterbacks in this draft class like Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow and Dan LeFevour also fit the mold that Holmgren like more so than some of the standard pocket passers that are in this class.
With new starter Jake Delhomme on board and backup Seneca Wallace already in place, the Browns can take a chance on a player like Brown since he would be able to learn for a year or two until he is handed the reigns as the starter in either 2011 or 2012.
With several quarterbacks having similar intangibles to Brown, at least the Browns have options and whether they can get Brown remains to be seen, but if a target isn't still available in the second round, then look for Brown in the third then.