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Scot Mccloughan talks up the Browns’ chances, even after departure

After being a draft consultant for Cleveland, he’s continuing to talk up the team’s personnel.

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Scot Mccloughan was brought in to the Cleveland Browns as a consultant for the 2018 NFL Draft. His work was complete following the draft, so he departed back to his independent scouting company that he has been running since being let go as the Washington Redskins GM.

Despite his work being done in Cleveland, that didn’t stop him from giving an unsolicited testimonial earlier this week after not having been active on Twitter for months.

“Don’t sleep on the Browns this year — mark my words,” said Mccloughan. He has also taken to Twitter to do the following:

  • Called LB Genard Avery a “stud.”
  • Asked “can they win a game first?” Mccloughan said, “I’ll buy you a $50 gift card to Target if they don’t.” OK, maybe that one isn’t going out on too much of a limb, but still.
  • Described WR Antonio Callaway as a “speed guy and return guy,” and agreed that the situation is “very similar” to when GM John Dorsey got WR Tyreek Hill in the 5th round of the draft two years ago for Kansas City.
  • His impression of RB Nick Chubb? “Love him. Bad ass,” said Mccloughan.
  • Lastly, he was asked if it is smarter to play a rookie QB or sit a rookie QB. Mccloughan said to “sit them early,” noting how QB Aaron Rodgers sat for 3.5 years.