The Cleveland Browns are doing their due diligence at the top of the 2018 NFL Draft. In need of a quarterback annually, the Browns wined and dined USC quarterback Sam Darnold on Tuesday.
Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot first reported the news.
Prior to meeting with Darnold, the Browns conducted a private workout with UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. Browns brass are getting a two-for-one deal in Los Angeles with two of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft.
On Wednesday, the Browns will turn their focus to on the field work with Darnold at USC’s pro day.
Those at USC’s pro day will be closely observing how Darnold throws the football since he declined to throw at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.
The Browns own the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in the first round of this year’s draft. Many believe the Browns are leaning toward drafting Darnold with one of their top two picks.
Cleveland brass also had a private workout with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and will do the same with Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen on Friday.
The quarterback position has been inadequate for the Browns for several years. Cleveland’s had 27 starting quarterbacks since 1999. Next year the team is primed to start its 28th quarterback since the 1999 season.
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