The Browns previously spent plenty of time with quarterback Derek Carr during an on-campus workout. They’ll now be spending even more time with Carr in Cleveland.
As explained by David White of the Fresno Bee, Carr heads to Cleveland this week for his official visit with the Browns.
If they like him enough to draft him, the question becomes whether the Browns would take Carr at No. 4 or No. 26 in the first round. But there’s another alternative.
They could trade down from No. 4 and draft Carr in the teens, like the Ravens did when acquiring Joe Flacco six years ago. This would give the Browns an extra pick or two as the latest new coaching staff tries to put together a team that fits the new schemes and systems.
Trading down invites a risk of being leapfrogged. If the Browns decide that Carr could be the franchise’s first franchise quarterback since Bernie Kosar, why screw around? They should just take him at No. 4.