Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes Jared Goff will be drafted ahead of Carson Wentz, barring a trade by a team up to No. 1 overall.
In fact, La Canfora adds that Goff is “well positioned” to be the Browns pick at No. 2 overall.
There are reportedly some members of the organization who are split on Goff, including many of the team’s scouts, who would prefer to take Wentz.
However, sources have told La Canfora that OC Pep Hamilton has Goff as “far and away the better candidate,” and the assumption is that both HC Hue Jackson and the front office support the idea.
La Canfora mentions that Goff knows Jackson very well and Hamilton is familiar with him from his time recruiting for Stanford.
For the time being, La Canfora says that the Browns are perfectly content with the reports of them preferring Wentz because his sources have said that Goff is really their guy.
Yesterday, a report said that the Browns weren’t sold on staying at No. 2 overall and could instead be looking to trade back and target a quarterback in round two.
There’s going to be a lot of misdirection between now and the draft, so take this with a grain of salt.
For what it’s worth, we have the Browns taking Wentz at No. 2 overall in our most recent 2016 NFL Mock Draft.