Browns ‘definitely’ considered drafting Dak Prescott but preferred Cody Kessler
The Cleveland Browns haven’t had a stable source of production at quarterback for more than a decade. They simply can’t seem to find a franchise savior at the position in the draft, and their free agent addition of Robert Griffin III didn’t pan out well at all.
They tried to address the position in the draft this year by taking Cody Kessler in the third round – 93rd overall. He wasn’t expected to play at all this season with RG3 and Josh McCown ahead on the depth chart, but as they always do, things went terribly wrong for the Browns.
They could have had a potential 10-year starter in Dak Prescott, whom they’ll face this Sunday. However, they opted to take Kessler 42 spots ahead of Prescott. Dak was certainly under consideration by Hue Jackson and the Browns, though.
“We liked (Prescott),'' Jackson said, via Cleveland.com. “Obviously, he's shown to be really good. He was definitely a guy that was in consideration, but obviously we have the guy that we took and they have the guy that they took. Everybody has the right guy for them, and he fits for them.”
Jackson is enamored by how well Prescott is playing, as are the Cowboys and everyone watching him play. He has a passer rating of 99.6 and is seriously in the conversation for both Rookie of the Year and even MVP.
Heck, Jackson isn’t sure the Cowboys should even go back to Tony Romo.
“Oh my God, he's playing extremely well,'' said Jackson. “He's a young ascending player, plays with a lot of poise, runs their offense extremely well. … Obviously, Tony Romo is not playing so they found the right guy for their offense and fits what they do, and he has done it extremely well.”
Jackson opted not to comment on whether Prescott’s pre-draft DUI impacted the Browns’ decision to pass on him, considering they had just gone through years of Johnny Manziel’s antics.