The Browns signed Robert Griffin III on Thursday, but they still may be taking a quarterback with the second overall pick of the draft.
Should they go that way, North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz is a top candidate to be the choice and head coach Hue Jackson was part of the contingent taking in his pro day workout in Fargo on Thursday. Weather issues forced a few teams to change their plans, leaving 17 other teams in attendance along with the Browns.
We don’t know what the Browns think of Wentz’s workout, but the reaction from the NFL Media crew was very positive on a broadcast of his efforts and on social media. Wentz was credited with 63-of-65 completions during the scripted portion of the workout and one of the incompletions was a drop. Wentz then took some throws with a wet ball at the request of Browns assistant head coach/offense Pep Hamilton, which was less successful.
Gil Brandt of NFL Media, who has been scouting college players for decades, called the overall workout “one of the best pro days” that he’s witnessed. That will likely add to the growing feeling that Wentz is ahead of Cal’s Jared Goff on the list of top quarterbacks in the draft. Should the Browns agree, there’s a good chance that he’ll be working with Hamilton a lot more in the future.