COLUMBUS OH - NOVEMBER 13: Devon Torrence #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores on a 34-yard interception return in the third quarter as quarterback Matt McGloin #11 of the Penn State Nittany Lions pursues and Nathan Williams #43 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates at Ohio Stadium on November 13 2010 in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Both of these happened a couple of days ago, but I just caught wind of them today. Therefore, they were not listed in yesterday's draft tracker, but they will be in the next one.
According to Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository, the Cleveland Browns brought in Ohio State cornerback Devon Torrence for a workout at the end of March. Projected to be a fifth-round draft pick, Torrence spent two years in the Houston Astros' minor league system before finally making a commitment to football. Doerschuk weighed in on how he thought Torrence compared to his own teammate at Ohio State:
It’s an open debate whether Torrence or Chimidi Chekwa was Ohio State’s best cornerback in 2010. Chekwa had the speed to play man coverage more capably. Torrence was more disciplined and instinctive, translating to a possible NFL career for a team that plays a lot of zone coverage.
Per a source, Gilchrist's versatility as a cornerback,safety and returner has drawn high marks from teams with one NFL general manager remarking that he's one of the smarter defensive backs he's been around.
By my count, the Browns have filled 24 of their 30 private workouts they can hold. We'll see if they start getting some wide receivers scouted before the end of April rolls around.