While some teams attend each and every Pro Day, the Cleveland Browns continue to focus on holding private workouts with the top prospects.
While Cleveland Browns fans continue to come up with infinite draft possibilities, the front office and coaching staff continue to meet with potential draft picks.
On Thursday, it was a meeting with Deshaun Watson. Today brings one with Mitchell Trubisky, as the quarterback search continues.
Teams are expected to hold these private workouts, but some fans got caught up in the media obsession with Pro Days, which the Browns were noticeably absent from over the past week. Yet this should not have been an issue.
As we have stated several times before on the site, private workouts are far more valuable than scripted Pro Days. Hue Jackson has stated this throughout the month, and his strategy remains unchanged.
The nice thing about these workouts is that the media has had to dig up the information, as opposed to the Browns making a big showcase about bringing certain players in. Jackson and the front office are quietly getting things done, as most other teams do. Browns fans just aren’t used to that.
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These workouts are especially important with quarterbacks, as Jackson can sit down with a player and get to know him personally, as opposed to seeing him throw some easy passes to his own receivers in a comfortable environment.
The Browns may not even select a quarterback in the NFL Draft, yet it is nice to see the team doing its research to get to know the top prospects. If they choose not to select one, at least they do so knowing that they met with the talent, and simply did not think any of the players could come in and help this Browns team.
And if they do end up taking one of these young quarterbacks, it will be done after carefully vetting each player, as opposed to a scenario such as what happened in 2014, when the Browns got starstruck and selected Johnny Manziel.
Those days without logic are hopefully behind us, and fans should feel confident knowing that this current group in charge is not going to make a major selection without carefully analyzing the pros and cons of each player.