The Browns hold the No. 6 pick in Round One of the draft, which begins April 25.
This is an intriguing development for numerous reasons.
The Browns’ level of commitment to second-year passer Brandon Weeden has been much discussed. The former minor league baseball player will be 30 in October, and he struggled at times as a rookie. Also, the regime that drafted Weeden is gone.
Also, there is no consensus on where Smith will come off the board in a little more than two weeks.
Whether the Browns are doing due diligence, playing poker or a little of both, taking a closer look at Smith doesn’t seem unwise.