In a recent interview with Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer, Farmer said he already has one quarterback prospect in his sights.
"I do know what I'd do if I was held down at the moment," Farmer said. "It doesn't mean that can't change, but I currently have somebody in front."
Farmer wouldn't reveal whether that top prospect is Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or another quarterback. He doesn't want to "poison the pool" in his own front office, tempting scouts to defer to him rather than boldly expressing their true opinions on each passer.
Farmer further insists the Browns don't feel an urgency to draft a quarterback, especially at No. 4 overall.
Keep in mind we're already ankle-deep in smokescreen season. General managers have a tendency toward misdirection in their public comments. In fact, it's incumbent upon them to keep their draft plans a secret.
If Farmer already has a quarterback in mind, his true intentions could shift a dozen or more times by early May.