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Browns GM Ray Farmer knows which QB he wants in NFL Draft

Ray Farmer hasn't been the general manger of the Cleveland Browns for long, but he says he already knows which quarterback he wants in the 2014 NFL Draft.

And it's not this guy.
And it's not this guy.
Brian Kersey

The Cleveland Browns have never had stability at the quarterback position since the franchise's resurrection in 1999. Seemingly every year since then has seen the Browns start multiple quarterbacks in hopes one of them would emerge and take hold of the starting spot.

They've selected three quarterbacks in the first-round of three different drafts since then, the most recent of which being Brandon Weeden in 2012, and his day in Cleveland are likely over.

So, is this the year the factory of sadness finds a franchise signal-caller?

New Browns GM Ray Farmer seems to think so, as he told told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he already knows which quarterback he wants to take in May's NFL Draft:

"I've studied the quarterbacks and I've studied other players, and I've already started to formulate the rank and order of each position," Farmer said. "I do know what I'd do if I was held down at the moment. It doesn't mean that can't change, but I currently have somebody in front."

It is worth pointing out in that same article, when asked about drafting a QB, Farmer responded, "I don't think we have to do anything. The charge is to get it right regardless of which position, so there's no guarantee they will draft one in May.

But this QB class is very deep and they can even afford to wait until later in the first-round to select one. They also have the No. 26 by way of the Trent Richardson trade to the Indianapolis Colts, so they could select a guy like Fresno State's Derek Carr is he falls to there, or even Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo if they think he's worth a first-rounder.