Eventually, it will be easier to list the teams that haven’t shown interest in former Central Florida receiver Breshad Perriman.
Per a league source, Browns G.M. Ray Farmer and other team executives had dinner with Perriman on Sunday night in Orlando.
Perriman last week visited the Jets, Titans, and Dolphins, and he has drawn interest from the likes of the Panthers, Bears, Lions, Steelers, Eagles, and Ravens.
Mike Mayock of NFL Network previously pegged four receivers for the top 20: Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker, and Perriman. Cooper is regarded as the clear favorite to go first. After that, it could be any of the other three.
The Browns currently hold the No. 12 and No. 19 picks in round one. The extra first-round selection resulted from the decision in 2014 not to take receiver Sammy Watkins but instead to trade down with the Bills. The Browns ultimately selected no receivers in last year’s draft, even though they knew Josh Gordon was facing a one-year suspension. (It later became a 10-game suspension, but he has since been suspended for another year.)
Regardless of the order in which they come off the board, look for another round one run on receivers — especially after the five taken in the first round last year (Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandin Cooks, Kelvin Benjamin) have shown that, as football becomes more and more of a passing game, more and more guys coming out of college are pretty good at catching the ball.