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2014 NFL Draft: Browns to host Fresno State QB Derek Carr on pre-draft visit

By Nate Ulrich Published: April 1, 2014

As expected, the Browns will perform a pre-draft double dip with Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr.

Carr is scheduled to visit the Browns in late April at their headquarters, he revealed today during an interview with The draft will run May 8-10.

The Browns recently began their tour of private workouts with quarterbacks by dining with Carr on Sunday night and working him out on Monday in Fresno, Calif.

In an interview Monday night on Sirius XM NFL Radio’s Late Hits, Carr said the Browns sent a contingent composed of General Manager Ray Farmer, coach Mike Pettine, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains to meet with him.

“Everything went great,” Carr said. “It went exactly how we wanted it to and now, of course, we just wait till May and see how they're feeling.”

It was the first known private workout the Browns have conducted in preparation for the draft. Last week at the NFL owners meetings, Pettine said the Browns would conduct private workouts with a “big list” of quarterbacks, including the three top-rated players at the position – Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater. Carr is generally considered the fourth-best quarterback in this year’s class.

The Browns have two first-round picks (Nos. 4 and 26 overall) and will likely address their need for a quarterback with one of those selections or their choice early in the second round (No. 35 overall). Many draft analysts project Carr as a late first-round pick.

Pettine said the Browns would host several quarterbacks for pre-draft visits.

Carr hopes his visit with the Browns will go as well as his workout did.

“It went so good,” Carr said.


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