2014 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns host Blake Bortles for visit
The Cleveland Browns have been deciding to pass up on attending pro days around the nation in favor of hosting players at the team facilities for their own private workouts and interviews. Cleveland recently hosted Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr for a pre-draft visit, and now the Browns are bringing in another one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 draft class.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles worked out for the team on Wednesday.
Browns general manager Ray Farmer admitted that the team was looking for its quarterback of the future in the 2014 NFL draft, so the pre-draft visits so far fall in line with the current plan.
Cleveland holds two first-round picks in this year's draft -- the No. 4 and No. 26 overall picks -- so Farmer and his staff will have multiple opportunities to land their preferred signal-caller.
If the team decides to use its first of two first-rounders to select a quarterback, Bortles would be the most likely selection. Carr could still be available at pick No. 26, which would allow the team to focus on filling other needs at the top end of the first round. It will be interesting to see what direction the team ultimately decides to go, but it is looking like quarterback is almost guaranteed to be a first-round priority.