The quarterback position remains an area of need for the Cleveland Browns long-term.

The Browns were careful, however, not to "overprioritize the quarterback position," according to Mike Pettine.

Marcus Mariota would have been their selection at No. 12 if he slid to them, but they didn't believe trading up for him was worth the cost.

The Browns signed Josh McCown in the offseason and are still holding out some level of hope for Johnny Manziel.

"We go 11 against 11," said Pettine. "We’re not just trotting quarterbacks out there at the 50-yard line and they’re thumb wrestling. To me, there are a lot of different ways to win football games and you just don’t force a situation. Do we look at it and say, 'OK, if we perceive our quarterback room is not the best in the division, what does that mean? Do we call the league and cancel games?'"