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2012 NFL Draft: Browns Taking Ryan Tannehill In Latest SB Nation Mock

Many are wondering if there's actually a real possibility that the Cleveland Browns select a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick. Most think it's pretty crazy to suggest, given that there will likely already have been two quarterbacks selected in the top three (Andrew Luck to the Indianapolis Colts and Robert Griffin III to the Washington Redskins), and that would mean that the Browns are taking the third-best player at the position with the No. 4 pick in the draft.

Doesn't seem like very good value when you look at it that way. As such, many are still suggesting some other offensive weapons to help out current quarterback Colt McCoy might be better. Justin Blackmon and Trent Richardson are two names that come up pretty frequently.

In SB Nation's latest mock draft, they're not going for either of them, though, and are going the quarterback route with the selection of Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M:

Cleveland's brass has been expressing their love for Colt McCoy, even after coming close to trading with the Rams for the second pick. Professional talkers heaped praise on Tannehill after he reminded everyone how well he makes throws while on the run at his pro day. The Browns have some time set aside with Tannehill before the draft, and Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network recently suggested that the Texas A&M quarterback could be the pick here.

While it's not likely to be the popular choice, it's still one that could happen. The Browns have shown that they aren't totally committed to McCoy, despite what they're saying now. They tried to trade with the Rams to get to Robert Griffin III, and apparently inquired about Sam Bradford as well.

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