Questions Around the Quarterback Remain in Cleveland

With seven picks in the coming 2011 NFL draft should the Browns be thinking about drafting a QB and if so, should it be sooner or later? “I believe in the young guy we have,” Holmgren said to The Plain Dealer on Wednesday. But, if Holmgren sees something he likes it wouldn’t be a surprise if he pulled the trigger on someone like Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton or Ryan Mallett.

Objectively, Colt McCoy has a long way to go before fans and the organization can comfortably say “He’s the guy.” But, he has proven that he is a solid leader and doesn’t buckle under pressure. Those are the characteristics needed of a successful QB in this league and in this regard he grades very high.

The major issue with Colt McCoy is with his ability to remain healthy. There is no doubt that he needs to add some weight and work on his arm strength. Overall, though, with a solid offensive line and an upgrade at the WR position, much of those fears could be alleviated in the West Coast offense which lives off precise short timing patterns and the receiver’s ability to get yards after the catch.

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