As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, the speculation as to where former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel will end up is heating up rapidly. One of the teams that has been near the forefront of the speculation in recent months has been the Cleveland Browns, who could certainly use a signal caller.
While they could still grab the former Texas A&M gunslinger with their fourth overall pick, it’s interesting to note that new head coach Mike Pettine told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer that the team didn’t formally interview Manziel at the most recent NFL Scouting Combine.
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This definitely further adds to the theory that the team may have their sights set on Fresno State’s Derek Carr. As of late, reports have come in from various sources around the league that the team’s supposed love affair with Manziel was a complete smokescreen.
Nonetheless, a team with one of the top picks in the Draft not choosing to interview one of the most hyped players in the bunch definitely says something.