Cleveland Browns 2010 NFL Draft: Is This the Year to Draft a QB?

Hugh ShannonContributor IMarch 20, 2010

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies runs the ball during game against the California Bears on December 5, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Bears 42-10. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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With all of the discussion on the Cleveland Browns drafting a quarterback in the 2010 draft, the questions have focused on: Who should Cleveland take? and What round should the Browns use a draft pick for a QB? 

Should we be asking a different question?

Next year's draft will see the likes of Washington senior Jake Locker, Ricky Stanzi of Iowa and Florida State's Christian Ponder as well as the possible early entry of Arkansas' Ryan Mallett, Blaine Gabbert of Missouri and Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor. 

Should the Browns wait to focus on the quarterback position in the 2011 Draft?

Locker will likely be a round one, top-five pick barring some unforeseen event. 

Mallett and Gabbert could be late first or second-round picks should they jump early.  Ponder could join them if he is fully recovered from shoulder surgery.   

Pryor and Stanzi would be third or later-round picks with Pryor moving up if significant improvement can be made this coming season. 

Other seniors next season include Houston's Case Keenum, A&M's Jerrod Johnson, Colin Kaepernick of Nevada and Kevin Riley of Cal.


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