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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The pick of QB DeShone Kizer changes the feel of this draft. The Browns have a young quarterback to groom and help grow to go with three talented players taken in the first round. There were points of last season that the combination of Myles Garrett and Kizer would have thrilled people. There's no reason it shouldn't be a reason for excitement now.

Do the Browns finally have their answer at QB? (0:46)

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

And with Browns 2nd-rd pick of DeShone Kizer, that's now a wrap on any thought of landing Jimmy Garappolo or A.J. McCarron this off-season.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Very interested to see how QB DeShone Kizer develops under Hue Jackson. The talent, size and arm strength is there with Kizer. He flashes on the tape. And Jackson is one of the best teachers in the NFL.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Browns offensive additions since last year: Corey Coleman, David Njoku, Kenny Britt, DeShone Kizer, Kevin Zeitler, JC Tretter. Improving.


Browns get their QB in DeShone Kizer

Cleveland waited until the 52nd pick to take the Notre Dame signal-caller, who has Ben Roethlisberger-like size and strength, but Mel Kiper Jr. cautions against throwing him onto the field as a starter right away.

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Browns take Kizer, 'surprised' QB there in R2

The Browns said DeShone Kizer's willingness to learn in the pre-draft process was a big reason they selected the former Notre Dame QB in the second round Friday night.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns took their shot at a quarterback when they took Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer in the second round. Kizer has physical skills — size, a strong arm — but he needs work on fundamentals and in understanding an NFL offense. He's an intriguing pick given his potential, but he needs to work to realize that potential.

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Is Friday the day the Browns, 49ers, Saints or Cardinals pick their QB of the future? DeShone Kizer, Joshua Dobbs, Nathan Peterman and Davis Webb lead the best signal-callers available headed into the second night of the NFL draft.

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If DeShone Kizer comes off the board in the second round Friday night, he'd be the fifth Notre Dame QB to go in the first two rounds in the common draft era. But history isn't kind -- the previous four went a combined 35-85 as starters in the NFL.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Remaining players for Friday include RB Dalvin Cook, RB Joe Mixon, RB Alvin Kamara, WR Zay Jones, RB/WR Curtis Samuel, QB DeShone Kizer.


Katie Richcreek ESPN 

Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer breaks down his suit jacket for the first round of tonight's NFL Draft and the cause behind it

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The Fighting Irish look to bounce back after a 4-8 record last season. According to ESPN's FPI, Notre Dame's toughest games will be on the road against Stanford and Miami in 2017.

Notre Dame set to move forward at QB (1:07)