Browns Rumors: Cleveland "Strongly Considering" Moving Up To Draft Marcus Mariota

The Cleveland Browns have a messy quarterback situation, and they're eyeing former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota as the guy who can clean it up.

Despite drafting Johnny Manziel in the first round of last year's draft, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report says that the Browns will give "very strong consideration at moving up for a quarterback," specifically for Mariota, "who they think would be the proper face of the franchise."

Browns GM Ray Farmer is "enamored" with Mariota and with Brian Hoyer (13 starts in 2014) gone in free agency, Cleveland is in need of an upgrade at quarterback.

This further indicates the Browns' displeasure with Manziel and his off-the-field antics. He recently checked himself into rehab, and the team is hoping that helps him reassess his priorities.

Cleveland is the only team with two first-round picks (No. 12, 19) in this year's draft, and will likely need to move into the top five or six to have any chance at drafting Mariota.

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