Will The Cleveland Browns Make A Play For Robert Griffin III?
Cleveland Browns fans might be torn on Colt McCoy but Mike Mayock of the NFL Network isn’t. He believes the Browns should do everything they can do to land Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
“As much as I like Colt McCoy, I still think they have to look to upgrade that position and I think they have to do whatever it takes to get there,” said Mayock of grabbing Griffin. “If it’s me, yeah, I’m looking at that real hard. I want to go get RG3.”
Mayock also said they should consider Green Bay’s Matt Flynn, but he would focus on moving up to No. 2 by giving the St. Louis Rams the No. 4 and No. 22 overall picks.
“If you’re talking purely draft, I’m looking to move up to No. 2 as opposed to No. 3, because if I move to three what if the Redskins come up to two? Obviously I’d like to give less — I’d rather not give up No. 22 also — but I think that’s shortsighted when you’re talking about trying to secure your future at the most important position in all of sports.”
Mayock stated that if the Browns did draft RG3 they would need to change their offense to exploit his strong arm and speed instead of just placing him into the West Coast offense.
“I thought the coaches around the NFL last year did a better job than with rookie quarterbacks than they’ve ever done,” said Mayock. “They adapted some of their offense to suit what the rookie quarterback does best. Look at Cam Newton. Look at (Andy) Dalton. Look at (Christian) Ponder. They gave those kids chances to make plays in comfortable situations.
“If Cleveland moves up to get this kid, they have to make this kid comfortable. He’s too explosive and too much of a playmaker to have him just sit there and read the triangle the West Coast offense is. In other words, (new offensive coordinator) Brad Childress and that group of coaches in Cleveland is going to have to change some things to make this kid the playmaker he is.”
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