Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) warms up prior to the game against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns rumors: Blake Bortles is dark horse pick at No. 4


The Cleveland Browns are one of the most interesting teams in the top five, with plenty of options and no real certainty with what direction the team will go. The Browns have been linked to players like Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans.

Cleveland is reportedly not in the mix with quarterback Johnny Manziel, but their is another signal-caller who the Browns brass could covet.

According to NFL draft insider Tony Pauline, UCF’s Blake Bortles is the “dark horse” candidate to become the Browns pick at No. 4 overall.

The Browns would prefer to wait until their second first-round pick to find a quarterback, but if the players they are leaning towards are off the board then Bortles could be worth the risk and give the team an opportunity to fix their quarterback woes.

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  • Josh Hart

    I think we’ve heard about every name possible within the last 24 hours to be drafted by the Browns at 4.