With 12 picks in the April 22-24 NFL draft their most since 2000 the Browns can go in a number of directions in the first year of the Mike Holmgren-Tom Heckert era.

There is no mystery about one thing. They will draft a quarterback. The president of the team is not shy about saying so.

“It’s just something we have to do,” Holmgren said as he embarked on his first NFL owners meetings as president of the Browns. “Why wait? I’m 61. I don’t want to wait for anyone. We’re going to have to do this.”

Considering his reputation as a quarterback guru, it might surprise some to know that in 17 seasons as a head coach in Green Bay and Seattle, Holmgren never drafted a quarterback in the first or second round.

“If we don’t get the guy we decide we really want,

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