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Tracking the Cleveland Browns 2014 NFL Draft Interests (2nd Edition)

A snapshot of which players the Browns have shown an interest in for this year's draft.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It's time for the second edition of our annual "Tracking the Cleveland Browns Draft Interests," featuring who the team has reportedly taken a look at leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft. The following players have been added or had an adjustment to their row since the first edition:

QB Johnny Manziel, QB Blake Bortles, QB A.J. McCarron, QB Aaron Murray, FB Kiero Small, WR Kevin Norwood, OG Brandon Thomas (pre-ACL), OLB Khalil Mack, OLB Michael Sam, and CB Walt Aikens.

Listed below, you will find a table that lists the players that the Browns have supposedly met with or scouted from either a visit to Berea, a private workout, or some other way. The list is not comprehensive, as I'm sure the team has scouted more players who aren't listed here. These are the ones who have supposedly been confirmed by media sources. The "other" category includes reported connections at the East/West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl, the NFL Combine, and Pro Days. The "projected round" data comes from

Pos Player School Projected Round Visits to Berea
Private Workouts
QB Johnny Manziel Texas A&M 1 x x
QB Teddy Bridgewater Louisville 1 x
QB Blake Bortles Central Florida 1 x x
QB Derek Carr Fresno State 1-2 x x
QB Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois 2-3 x x
QB A.J. McCarron Alabama 3-4 x x
QB Aaron Murray
Georgia 4 x x
QB Tom Savage Pittsburgh 4-5 x
QB Keith Wenning Ball State 6-7 x
QB Stephen Morris Miami 7 x
QB Brock Jensen North Dakota State 7 x
QB Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois 7 x
RB Carlos Hyde Ohio State 2 x
RB Ka'Deem Carey Arizona 3-4 x
FB Kiero Small
Arkansas 7
WR Sammy Watkins Clemson 1 x
WR Robert Herron Wyoming 3-4 x
WR Kevin Norwood
Alabama 4 x
WR Chandler Jones San Jose State 7 x
WR Corey Brown Ohio State 7 x
TE Ted Bosler Indiana 7 x
OT Jake Matthews Texas A&M 1 x
OT Jack Mewhort Ohio State 3 x
C Travis Swanson Arkansas State 3-4 x
OG Brandon Thomas (ACL)
Clemson 6-7
OG Trey Hopkins Texas 7 x
OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif McGill 7 x
OT Donald Hopkins Texas 7 x
ILB Chris Borland Wisconsin 2-3 x
ILB Christian Jones Florida State 4 x
ILB Preston Brown Louisville 4-5 x
OLB Khalil Mack
Buffalo 1 x
OLB Ryan Shazier Ohio State 1 x
OLB Devon Kennard USC 5 x
OLB Michael Sam
Missouri 7
CB Walt Aikens
Liberty 4-5

The Browns are allowed to host 30 players at their team headquarters in Berea. So far, they have utilized or scheduled at least 9 of them, according to reports:

Count Toward 30-Player Limit to Headquarters:

  1. QB Johnny Manziel
  2. QB Blake Bortles
  3. QB Derek Carr
  4. QB A.J. McCarron
  5. QB Aaron Murray
  6. QB Brock Jensen
  7. FB Kiero Small
  8. OG Trey Hopkins
  9. OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

If you know of any other players the Browns have reportedly met with or scouted, let us know in the comments section and we will be sure to add them in our next version of this table.