A number of NFL scouts, head coaches and executives are expected to be in attendance for former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback and the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner when Johnny Manziel has his personal pro day on Thursday, but one notable name who won’t be there is Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer.
#Browns GM Ray Farmer, at owners’ meetings, revealed he will not attend the Johnny Manziel Pro Day Thursday.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 24, 2014
The Browns own the fourth pick in May’s 2014 NFL draft and are widely considered to be in the market for one, if not two quarterbacks, and could be on the clock with Manziel on the board, so it’s a puzzling decision by Farmer to bypass the opportunity to see Manziel. Having said that, it doesn’t preclude the Browns from ultimately drafting Manziel if the team is convinced he is the best player available when they pick.
Manziel is a polarizing prospect who could go as high as first overall or slide down toward the middle of the first round depending on who you talk to, but the team is saying all the right things to indicate they are comfortable moving forward with Brian Hoyer at quarterback for 2014.