Patient Browns get their quarterback in Kizer
The Cleveland Browns patient approach to the quarterback position paid off as they selected one of the best in the draft in DeShone Kizer with a second-round pick.
Cleveland resisted the temptation to pass on Myles Garrett with the first overall pick and take Mitchell Trubisky/
None of their three first-round selections was a quarterback, but the Browns ended Kizer's slide on Friday by taking him with the 52nd overall pick.
Kizer will have the chance to start for the Browns, as he enters a mediocre quarterback room that features last year's third-round pick Cody Kessler and former Texans passer Brock Osweiler.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Kizer threw for 2,925 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season, though his Notre Dame team won only four games.
The previous year saw Kizer start as a redshirt freshman and pass for 2,884 yards and 21 touchdowns with 10 picks.
Kizer claimed prior to the draft that he has what it takes to become the greatest quarterback to play in the NFL.
He now has the chance to back up those words, and the Browns will naturally hope he can live up to them and develop into their franchise quarterback.