(Photo: Mike Ehrmann, Getty Images)Buy Photo The Cleveland Browns are taking a gamble on a young quarterback in Jared Goff.
Head coach Hue Jackson has already taken a chance on a second-year quarterback.
This is a quarterback that has the tools and the experience to be a great NFL quarterback.
The Browns have taken a risk on Goff by making him the No. 1 pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
The Browns have had some struggles with quarterbacks, but the organization has always had faith in Goff, who is 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds.
The team also has high hopes for Goff’s arm and ability to be able to throw the ball downfield.
The decision to take Goff over Mariota was based on the Browns’ desire to have a young, exciting quarterback.
That’s a tall order, but it shows the team’s belief in Goff and confidence in his development.
Goff is 6 feet and 225 pounds, but he’s not a size-8 quarterback.
His arm is impressive, but his accuracy and decision-making skills have been lacking.
He also needs to work on getting better at recognizing and making decisions.
The first-year signal caller also has a reputation for getting under his opponents’ skin.
Gifford is not a polished passer.
He needs to improve his mechanics and understanding of the offense, but there is no doubt Goff has the potential to be an NFL star.
He could be a first-round pick.
The same could be said about Mariota, who has been a first overall pick since 2013.
The Cardinals’ second-round selection last year was Jared Goff, and Mariota will be a second overall pick.
The Cardinals are a team that has always shown confidence in its young quarterbacks.
That makes Goff’s decision to go undrafted even more intriguing.
The decision to trade down to pick Goff over a player like Mariota is a risk for the Cardinals, but they are a playoff team.