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Browns add former USC QB Cody Kessler at No. 93

After passing on a quarterback in the first two rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns finally tapped a future signal-caller in the 1/3 round.

The Browns chosen quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 total pick Friday night.

The University of Southern California product was once a shock choice within the 1/3 spherical, as Cleveland passed on the likes of Connor Cook Dinner or Dak Prescott, who have been ranked larger via most scouts.

Chronically maligned through USC enthusiasts, Kessler would not possess a powerful bodily presence, arm strength or pocket awareness.

What he lacks in dimension, the 6-foot-1 quarterback makes up with accuracy. Kessler by no means had a completion percentage lower than Sixty Five percent in his three years as a starter at USC. He can run an offense and get thru a development smartly. Kessler is frequently labeled a “recreation supervisor” within the NFL.

All those certain attributes are seemingly what attracted instruct Hue Jackson to Kessler. Jackson used to be ready to coax the best years out of Andy Dalton in Cincinnati. Now Hue may have the chance to build Kessler from the bottom up.

Robert Griffin III’s gig because the Browns’ starting quarterback for 2016 is secure. Kessler’s future will be within the palms of Jackson’s grooming, which provides some glimmer of hope the quarterback may be greater than simply an extended-time period backup in the NFL.

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