- Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz: Tristan Wirfs could easily play LT for Browns (cleveland.com) - Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, the former Browns offensive line coach, recalls the day in 2016 when he got a phone call from his prize offensive line recruit Tristan Wirfs, who was a high school senior at the time.
- Coach says Andrew Thomas would give Browns another player with makeup like Nick Chubb (Beacon Journal) - If new Browns General Manager Andrew Berry wants to draft players with more substance than style, young men who would rather work hard than talk tough, you know, guys akin to Nick Chubb, then one of the Pro Bowl running back’s former college teammates should be Cleveland-bound.
- Nick Chubb goes viral after jersey reveal (Heavy.com) - The Cleveland Browns revealed their new jerseys this week, and running back Nick Chubb couldn’t contain his excitement — so much so that the stoic Pro Bowler took to social media to celebrate.
- OBJ to the Vikings Is Unlikely, but the Browns Will Move Him Eventually (Bleacher Report) - These sources all believe it’s only a matter of time before Odell Beckham Jr. is traded from the Browns, and they don’t believe it’s because of a perceived attitude problem with Beckham.
- How Jordan Palmer went from QB washout to the go-to coach for No. 1 NFL draft picks (ESPN) - At a time when there are dozens of high-end private quarterback coaches, players of this caliber can choose to go anywhere. But this group chose Jordan Palmer, who built a sense of community that is arguably just as important as tweaking mechanics during the offseason.
- Former Louisville football star Mekhi Becton had drug test flagged at NFL Combine (USA Today) - Former Louisville left tackle Mekhi Becton had a drug test flagged at the NFL Combine in February, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- The most important numbers for the 2020 NFL Draft class (PFF) - Here’s a position-by-position look at the most stable and unstable measures of play for each position group and the key stats that are critical when projecting this draft class to the NFL.
- With Big Ben at 38, history shows older NFL QBs can thrive, but drop-off can come quickly (triblive.com) - There is precedent, particularly in the modern NFL, for a quarterback in his late 30s to succeed. That is relevant to the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose plans for this week’s draft could have been altered if there was no faith in franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s ability to perform at a high level after turning 38 last month.