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Browns Reportedly Schedule Pre-Draft Visit with WR DeVante Parker

The Browns are interested in the big-play wideout out of Louisville.

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The Browns' need for a game-breaking wide receiver has been well-documented by fans and analysts alike this offseason.

Could DeVante Parker be the answer?

The Browns are investigating the possibility, as the team has reportedly set up an official visit with Parker before the draft, according to

Parker missed half of the 2014 season, but dominated the games he played in. Parker compiled 43 receptions for 855 yards and five touchdowns in just six games.

The 6'3, 209 wideout visited with the Browns informally during the Combine. Parker's numbers at the Combine were impressive, especially in the 40 yard dash, as Parker recorded a time of 4.45 seconds.

The Browns were in attendance at Parker's pro day at Louisville on March 11, as were representatives of other 31 NFL teams. Parker only participated in positional drills, sticking with the numbers he achieved at the Combine.

Several other teams have shown significant interest in the big pass catcher. According to the Draft Insider report, the Steelers have already worked out Parker, while the Dolphins, Titans, and Ravens all have official visits scheduled.

The Browns have addressed the wideout position in the offseason by signing Brian Hartline and Dwayne Bowe. However, the team still lacks a big, reliable #1 receiver.

Parker could be a viable option for the Browns at #12. NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah even called it a "dream scenario" for the Browns. However, dreams in March don't always turn into reality in May. Only time will tell what general manager Ray Farmer decides to do in the first round.