Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will work out for the Browns on Saturday in Miami, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Tuesday night.
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.