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Browns have private meeting set with RB Mike Davis

The University of South Carolina running back reportedly is set to meet with the Cleveland Browns.

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Last season, the Browns went into the year with highly regarded free agent signing Ben Tate as their lead running back. That flame quickly burned out and the Browns then featured a two-headed-rookie-backfield with Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West. Before Alex Mack's season-ending injury, Cleveland looked like a team that finally had found a way to consistently run the football right at (and through) their opponents.

With offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan gone, and subsequently his zone-blocking scheme as well, there will be some more question marks in the backfield for the Browns this year. Add to the fact that Alex Mack will be coming off a serious injury, and that Crowell did show some wear and tear last year, the Browns may be looking for some depth at the position this draft.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns have a visit and/or workout set up with South Carolina running back Mike Davis.

There's not much known in terms of the interest level, or the visit itself.

What is known, as Rapoport alluded to in his tweet, is that Davis had an impressive pro day to go with improved conditioning and being in better shape. Davis had a very strong showing at USC in 2013, rushing for over 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns. He reportedly battled some injuries and conditioning last year, but managed to post 900+ yards, and 9 touchdowns.

Davis is apparently in much better shape leading up to the draft, and could be working his way into earlier rounds. At this point it's hard to tell if dropping his combine-official 4.61 forty, down to 4.38 unofficial at his pro day will catapult him up the boards, but it certainly can only help.

Before his pro day, Davis was considered a 3-4 round projection, however now he could be gaining some momentum leading up to the draft. Would the Browns be willing to draft a RB in the early-to-mid rounds with Crowell and West in hand? Hard to say, but they at least are working him out to see what he can do.