NFL teams are permitted to host a maximum of 30 national prospects for pre-draft visits until one week before the draft, which runs today through Saturday. The Browns did not announce who they brought to their headquarters for visits, but many of the names have been obtained by the Beacon Journal and other media outlets. Below is a list of prospects known to have had pre-draft visits or private workouts with the Browns. All projections are from NFLDraftScout.com.
Visits: Brigham Young defensive end/outside linebacker Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah (first round); West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin (first round); North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper (first round); Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher (first round); Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (first round); Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (first round); Oregon outside linebacker/defensive end Dion Jordan (first round); Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (first round); Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner (first round); Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley (first or second round); Florida International safety Johnathan Cyprien (first or second round); Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long (second round); San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar (second or third round); Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (second or third round); South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger (second or third round); Florida linebacker Jon Bostic (third round); Arizona quarterback Matt Scott (third or fourth round); Florida safety Josh Evans (fourth round); and Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills (fourth or fifth round).
Private workouts: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (first round); UCLA defensive lineman Datone Jones (first or second round); Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib (second round); Kentucky guard Larry Warford (second round); Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan (third round); Arkansas State safety Don Jones (seventh round); and Valdosta State G Edmund Kugbila (seventh round).
Visits and private workouts: Louisiana State outside linebacker/defensive end Barkevious Mingo (first round); Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (first round); and Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel (first or second round).
The Browns also held a pre-draft workout for 14 prospects from the Cleveland area, and the team unveiled the names on its website. Prospects without projections listed below are not expected to be drafted.
Participated in workout for locals: Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce (Cleveland Heights, second or third round); Hawaii cornerback Mike Edwards (Glenville, sixth or seventh round); Toledo linebacker Daniel Molls (Parma Padua, seventh round); Northern Illinois wide receiver Perez Ashford (Shaker Heights); Iowa defensive tackle Steve Bigach (Cleveland St. Ignatius); Youngstown running back Jamaine Cooke (Midpark); Virginia linebacker Steve Greer (Solon); Pittsburgh kicker Kevin Harper (Mentor); Louisiana Tech defensive back Jamel Johnson (Glenville); Virginia center Matthew Mihalik (Gilmour Academy); Toledo tight end Cordale Scott (Glenville); Illinois defensive end Justin Staples (Lakewood St. Edward); Ohio kicker Matt Weller (Twinsburg); and Illinois defensive back Ashante Williams (Mayfield).
— Nate Ulrich