Atop the long list of holes in the Cleveland Browns roster is the quarterback position.
The club will host Cal's Jared Goff, one of the best signalcallers in the 2016 NFL Draft for a formal pre-draft meeting this week, according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez.
Not sure if out there but source tells me Jared Goff working out for @49ers & @browns this week @NFLonFOX @SiriusXMNFL— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 29, 2016
The Browns do not confirm meetings, but CSN Bay Area.com also reported the news.
Goff will be the second quarterback of the draft class to come to Berea for a pre-draft visit, after Paxton Lynch did so on Tuesday.
Draftniks are conflicted on the Goff vs. Carson Wentz debate. Goff has a quality arm and mobility in the pocket, with plenty of poise and awareness against opposing blitzers. However, the 6'4, 215 pound quarterback struggles with his accuracy at times and took 99% of his snaps from shotgun or pistol formation at Cal, according to his NFL.com profile.
A 3-year starter, Goff progressed each season at Cal. The Bay area native finished his career with 12,195 yards, 96 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions. Goff recorded 4,714 yards, 43 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
Goff has also worked out for the Eagles and the 49ers, among other squads. The Browns looked closely at Goff during his pro day, and seem set on doing so once again later this week.
Will the Browns select Goff over Wentz at #2? Or will the Browns skip both? Time will soon tell.
UPDATE (3/31, 8:47 p.m.): Jared Goff met with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday afternoon, according to multiple reports.
Sounds like a big predraft visit day in Cleveland. #Cal QB Jared Goff is among the #Browns visitors today. Treadwell & Bosa there, too.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 31, 2016