Report: Browns could target Davis Webb if they miss out on Mitchell Trubisky
The Cleveland Browns seem determined to land a quarterback early on in the 2017 NFL Draft, but they may need to look at options outside of Mitchell Trubisky. If the Browns are unable to trade up from No. 12 overall, one report claims they could look to draft former Cal star Davis Webb at the start of the second round.
Webb is projected to be taken somewhere in the second or third round, but it is starting to sound like he is a safe bet to go on the earlier side of those estimates. Here’s more from Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com:
On Tuesday I posted that teams at the top of Round 2 were showing a lot of interest in Cal quarterback Davis Webb. Late Tuesday evening, a source close to the situation told me that if the Cleveland Browns do not secure Mitchell Trubisky in Round 1, Webb is likely to be the target with the 33rd selection.
Ideally, the Browns would like to take Myles Garrett at No. 1 overall and then grab Trubisky at No. 12. But with the New York Jets also in need of a quarterback and picking at No. 6, Cleveland may need to move up. There have been various reports that the Browns are looking to trade up, and you can read more about that here.
Webb, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed just over 61 percent of his passes during his senior season last year and threw for 4,295 yards, 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.