Generally when you’re an NFL team heavily scouting a player coming out of college as you’re getting ready for the NFL Draft, you contact his college coach to gauge a little bit more information about the young man. That’s why it’s a bit notable that the Cleveland Browns have yet to speak with UCF Knights coach George O’Leary about his prized pupil, QB Blake Bortles, as he himself told Cleveland.com.
“I have not spoken to anybody from the Cleveland Browns, but I’m sure I will be,” O’Leary said on a recent podcast for the site.
The Browns hold the fourth overall pick in the upcoming draft this May, and the position of quarterback is said to be definitely on their radar. However, out of the big three coming out this year, most of the talk surrounding the Browns and a signal caller has been them taking Johnny Manziel.
Bortles, though, has certainly proved his worth thus far in his workouts. He was very good at both the Scouting Combine and his Pro Day, so the Browns might not even have the chance to take him at four if the Texans decide that he’s worthy of being taken first overall.
However, they should at least call the veteran coach to ask a few questions.