Before the Browns use another first-round pick on a quarterback, they’re going to do the legwork on all the top prospects, including one guy outside the conventional-wisdom top four.
While most put Jackson at the top of the next tier of quarterbacks behind those four, the Browns want to get a thorough evaluation on Jackson as well.
“I’m going to do my due diligence on him,” coach Hue Jackson said. “I mean, we have to. The guy had a tremendous career at Louisville, so we’ll know about him as well.”
While it would be a surprise for Jackson to be the Browns’ pick, it’s also smart to do the preparation, if only to make sure they feel strongly about the one they ultimately choose.