Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer asked new Browns general manager Ray Farmer if he knows which quarterback he would draft out of the upcoming draft class.
“Yes, I do. I’ve studied the quarterbacks and I’ve studied other players, and I’ve already started to formulate the rank and order of each position. I do know what I’d do if I was held down at the moment. It doesn’t mean that can’t change, but I currently have somebody in front,” Farmer said.
Farmer was then asked if he has to draft a quarterback this year.
“I don’t think we have to do anything. The charge is to get it right regardless of which position. (But) I there are players in this draft who can help us at that position and dependent upon where they’re at and where we’re at, if the two can match up, we can be in good shape. I just don’t know if we’re going to have the opportunity to take those players,” he said.
Cabot then asked Farmer if he’ll use the fourth pick on the quarterback he has in mind.
“I’d say that No. 4 is not necessarily where I would take the guy that I like. Again, it may not be the name that everybody thinks is the latest, greatest, and the easy one to spot. There’s definitely an art to selecting people in the draft and it’s finding the right name that fits who you want to be,” Farmer said.