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    Just because the Browns traded out of the No. 2 spot in next week’s NFL Draft, thatdoesn’t mean they’ve selected Robert Griffin III as theirstarting quarterback.The team’s executivevice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, said Thursday the Browns will have a camp competition between the newly acquired Griffin, incumbent starter Josh McCown, Austin Davis and Connor Shaw.MORE: Latest Mock Draft puts QBs in spotlight| SN’s draft section”We won’t be panicked. We feel those guys are going to compete their butts off, get into the system and we’ll evaluate it as time bears out, Aqib Talib Jersey ” Brown told reportersduring a pre-draft pre s conference.”We haven’t solved that (position) by any stretch by acquiring Griffin, but that’s certainly one of the things that we were able to accomplish this offseason.Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick by Washington in the 2012 NFL Draft, signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Browns last month.Robert isnt even our starting quarterback yet,” Brown said. “He has to earn that spot. I would say no there. Is he another piece of our roster? Absolutely. In terms of bringing Robert to Cleveland, we are excited about the potential for him to earn that starting job. On its merits of No. 2 Shannon Sharpe Jersey (in the draft) vs. what we were able to acquire (from the Eagles), this was the right choice for building our roster and where we sit now.”MORE: RGIII says he supports Josh GordonMcCown is a 36-year-old journeyman coming off a season-ending injury. Both McCown and Griffinsaid this week’s trade with the Eagles to move back to the No. 8 slot won’t affect how they approach the season.”I dont really worry about it,”said Griffin, the NFL’s 2012 Offensive Rookieof the Derek Wolfe Jersey Year. “You just focus on what is at hand each and every day, conquering each day and getting better.”Had the Browns stayed at No. 2, they were expected to select California quarterback Jared Goff or North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz. Just because they traded out of that spot doesn’t nece sarily mean the Browns didn’t think they’d be good NFL quarterbacks.BENDER: Here’s who Browns should take with extra picks”That’s not nece sarily what the drive of the decision was,” Brown said. “We think Wentz and Goff at this point are pretty consensus 1, 2 in terms of the quarterbacks and there are some other talented quarterbacks in the draft Ronald Leary Jersey as well. But this should not be interpreted as an indictment, at all, of their potential to be good starting quarterbacks in this league.”Brown saidthe Browns “were tempted to stay on the clock,” but acquiring more picks “was just a better bet.””As always, there is a risk when you are drafting any quarterback and even if you’re drafting a quarterback in the first or second slot in the first round that they pan out or don’t and we understand that risk in moving back that we have may pa sed on a quarterback that is going to go on to certainly have a great career in this league,” Brown added. “But we felt like for the additional picks that we were able to acquire that we are in a much better position to build our roster moving forward.”

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