Browns didn’t bring Minkah Fitzpatrick in for a visit either

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The Browns are doing a good job of masking their intentions with the fourth overall pick, or else they’re just cheap.

We mentioned yesterday that they hadn’t scheduled visits with either Saquon Barkley or Bradley Chubb, but they’re not the only top prospects not making their way to Cleveland.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns aren’t scheduled to bring Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick in for a visit either.

Teams have to conclude such visits by next Wednesday, and since they’re not scheduled yet, it’s hard to imagine them setting one up now. Of course, it’s also hard to imagine why you wouldn’t have contact with three players ostensibly in play with their second first-round pick.

They also didn’t conduct private workouts with any of the three, and didn’t interview Barkley as one of the 60 15-minute interviews at the Scouting Combine.

If they’re not interested in Fitzpatrick, it might only be because they’ve invested heavily in the secondary, acquiring Damarious Randall, T.J. Carrie and E.J. Gaines. But it’s difficult to determine what the plan is now, based on the travel plans they’ve made.

9 responses to “Browns didn’t bring Minkah Fitzpatrick in for a visit either

  1. Browns should double down on quarterbacks with the 1st & 4th picks, might actually get one right for a change!

  2. There’s another option…maybe they don’t see value in bringing in non-QBs for a “visit.” There is little or nothing that can be learned from bringing Fitzpatrick or Barkley or others in when you have years of tape to show what they can do. Aside from telegraphing intentions (they either bring in the whole projected first round class or no one) it just doesn’t make sense to showcase a CB or a RB in a visit that means even less than the Combine when it comes to draft success.

  3. You can’t double down on QB’s. Not enough reps. Otherwise (all things being equal) Washington would have figured out a bit quicker that Cousins was better than RG3. His failure is more than just the injury.

    Nice concept though, if they had unlimited practice time. Doesn’t matter who they draft at 4 if they miss at 1. But, hope is what it is, and it buys the Brown’s fans and management 3 years (of hope and work) with a rookie Qb and a stud RB or LBr at 4.

  4. Browns have only brought in guys that they need more info on. Sounds logical to me. Many of the non QB players they’ve talked to all had off the field issues so obviously they’re actually using visits for the actual purpose of the visit which is to get the character of guys.

  5. trentdilfer08 says:
    April 13, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Browns should double down on quarterbacks with the 1st & 4th picks, might actually get one right for a change!
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    I’ve heard this theory quite a bit & I think it is a terrible idea. By doing it, it guarantees you wasted a top 4 draft pick. There is only 1 football, you can’t use 2 QB’s at the same time. You could use the loser of the competition as trade bait, but I highly doubt you would get top 4 pick in the draft value in return.

  6. mumfio says:
    April 13, 2018 at 9:58 am
    trentdilfer08 says:
    April 13, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Browns should double down on quarterbacks with the 1st & 4th picks, might actually get one right for a change!
    ————————————————————————————-
    I’ve heard this theory quite a bit & I think it is a terrible idea. By doing it, it guarantees you wasted a top 4 draft pick. There is only 1 football, you can’t use 2 QB’s at the same time. You could use the loser of the competition as trade bait, but I highly doubt you would get top 4 pick in the draft value in return.
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    I was joking.

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