Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns eyeing up Derek Carr instead of Johnny Manziel


For the longest time now, it’s been widely rumored that the Cleveland Browns are ready to take the elusive Johnny Manziel in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft and begin to rebuild their franchise with him under the new regime. Well, according to NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, the team actually might be taking a hard look at a quarterback from further out west in the form of Fresno State’s Derek Carr.

On Wednesday, Jeremiah noted that from what he gathered at the recent NFL Scouting Combine was that that’s exactly the direction the team is looking into going.

“Their guy is (Fresno State quarterback) Derek Carr and they’re going to take a different player with the fourth pick and they want to take Derek Carr with their second one (at No. 26). … I heard that from several different places.”

Under the old crew, Johnny Manziel may have been the case, but the new men in charge might be ready to build the teal up once again with the pro-style attributes of Carr as opposed to the all-around athleticism of Manziel.

I mean, neither can be worse than Brandon Weeden, right?

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  • Josh Hart

    With the release of DQ, I can see Mack at 4, or trade back to get Mosely. Going to be a very interesting draft that’s for sure. I’m not sure anyone will really know what they’re going to do when it’s here.

  • Todd Limpert

    i will tell you what they will do at 4 Clowney if hes still on the board. Watkins if hes not.

  • Gary

    Nobody knows what the Browns will do.
    And they won’t tell till draft time.