The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback for their immediate future, and the Dallas Cowboys need one for the more distant future, but the top two quarterbacks available in the 2016 NFL Draft could be a strong fit for either, according to NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks. The two former NFL scouts revealed their top three prospects at the position in a recent NFL Now segment, and suggested a potential team fit for each.
Jeremiah favored North Dakota State's Carson Wentz as the top quarterback, followed by Cal's Jared Goff and Memphis' Paxton Lynch. Brooks selected Goff as his top quarterback, followed by Wentz and Michigan State's Connor Cook. So where might they all land when the draft commences on April 28? Here are the fits the analysts identified for the top QBs:
"When you think about that division, the AFC North, big strong-armed passers that can play in inclement conditions. He's played in bad-weather games before."
"They've got to get the quarterback position figured out. They've tried a bunch of different guys, it hasn't worked. I think with the weapons they have, with Todd Gurley, with Tavon Austin, get a mobile quarterback that can move around help you out a little bit in the run game. We've seen Cam Newton run that quarterback power, I can see Paxton Lynch doing the same thing in that offense."
"Doug Pederson takes over, and he is going to re-install that West Coast offense that has been so successful for them. I think Cook would be a nice fit with that."