Hue Jackson: Browns very close to deciding which QB to draft

The Cleveland Browns are very close to determining which quarterback is their favorite entering the 2018 NFL Draft.

Browns head coach Hue Jackson made that pronouncement Tuesday at the coaches' breakfast during league meetings in Orlando. He believes there's a franchise quarterback in the bunch of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Baker Mayfield.

"I think the guy's in there. I really do," Jackson said, according to Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland.

"They're all very worthy candidates. They're all kind of different," the coach added, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Jackson said the next step in the Browns' draft process is to come together with general manager John Dorsey and his staff to determine which top-four quarterback will be the best fit, according to Grossi. Jackson explained that the team hasn't had that conversation yet because of league meetings.

However, the Browns still aren't opposed to trading out of the top pick in the draft.

"You have to explore all options," Dorsey said Tuesday, according to team staff writer Patrick Maks.

Whether the Browns trade the No. 1 pick, deal the No. 4 pick, or hold onto both, their philosophy is clear.

"I keep telling you all: best available player," Dorsey said. "You all think I joke when I say that, but I do mean that."

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