Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Browns: Daniel Jeremiah,"Their guy is Derek Carr."

Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network went on The Dan Patrick Show and talked about the Cleveland Browns and their possibilities in the NFL Draft.

“It had been so out there that the Browns love Manziel under the previous regime and I’ve talked to enough people that firmly believe that was a total smoke screen.”

“This is what I was told, Dan, was that their guy is Derek Carr and they’re gonna take a different player with the fourth pick and they want to take Derek Carr with their second one.  So look, you believe what you want to believe, but I’ve heard that from several different places.”

This would disappoint any number of people in the media as well as the fanbase if any of it holds to be true.  It would make me happy, provided they do not want to use that fourth pick on Sammy Watkins.  Carr is one of only two quarterbacks that I have a first round grade on (the other being Teddy Bridgewater) and I think he would be a fantastic fit in Cleveland under Kyle Shanahan in the same mold as Jay Cutler was in Denver.

If the Browns can get Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack with the fourth pick and then get Carr, I would be ecstatic.  I still think getting Carr would require trading up from 26th pick, but I think that is a doable scenario and would put the Browns in a great situation.  And for those asking, I would have no problem putting Mack next to D’Qwell Jackson at inside linebacker and with Clowney, put him anywhere and send him.  Greg Robinson, the offensive tackle from Auburn would certainly be fun at fourth pick, because he is an absolute mauler of a run blocker, but Clowney or Mack would be where I’m rooting in that scenario.

With a little over two months to go in the process, what is actually true is up in the air, but I would certainly be on board with this idea if they can make it happen.  For what it’s worth, I have heard that Ray Farmer spent a substantial amount of time with Carr in Mobile at the Senior Bowl.

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  • Sam Gold

    Would LOVE Clowney or Mack at 4. If Carr is gone is there a QB after him that you would consider either at 26 or later?

    • Pete Smith

      Brett Smith from Wyoming. He’s my 4th rated QB. Could sit behind Hoyer for a year. Huge fan of his talent, upside.

      • Sam Gold

        Very intriguing guy. Tremendous upside. Two things: Does his size (thin frame) cause you any concern as well as the level of competition he faced? Also, where would you project him going?

        • Pete Smith

          I have him as a top 50 pick. Probably won’t go that high and could see a team waiting until round 3 to try to get him. I would not blame them for pulling trigger at 35

      • http://batman-news.com Brisco Brown

        Very interesting pick. I like the skill set he brings and he has alot of upside. The only thing is he probably won’t go before the 3rd round and I don’t see this regime waiting that long to take a QB with so much pressure on them to get it right this year.

  • http://batman-news.com Brisco Brown

    I would be totally all in on this idea I hope this is true. I would not take any QB but Bridgewater at #4 I think Carr is better then both Bortles and Manziel. Even if he is gone by #26 Garapollo will still be there in round 2. I would love to see Clowney or Mack join the defense. But honestly even though it wouldn’t be the sexiest pick I think taking Robinson from Auburn there would set us up great for the future and then we take Shazier at #26. Carr struggles when facing pressure so solidifying the Oline is gonna be very important.