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?