The Cleveland Browns don’t appear to be sold on quarterback Brandon Weeden and his ability to be a franchise QB, and will at the very least look to see if they can find a better option in the NFL Draft:
Draft tidbit: Browns will hold private workout for West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
— PatMcManamon (@PatMcManamon) March 18, 2013
SI.com’s Don Banks writes that the Jacksonville Jaguars were more impressed when they worked out Smith, especially new head coach Gus Bradley:
I sat down one on one with him and I just wanted to see how he would be once he entered our building, our stadium. Are people going to gravitate towards him? Is he going to be a leader? Is he a guy that everybody will back and will he allow that to happen? I wanted to see how competitive is he going to be. Is he going to step into the building and it’s like his team and somebody has to take it away from him? Really it was just to get a better feel for his mindset, and we had a great talk. I was very impressed with him at the meeting. I had high expectations, but I think he exceeded them. I came out of it feeling even better.
Tennessee’s Pro Day will take place on today, and no one doubts that quarterback Tyler Bray will be one of biggest attractions. But after a 3-year college career that had many questioning his character and work ethic, the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock thinks Bray has a lot to prove to anyone wanting to draft him:
I was really surprised he came out. I thought he should have come back and refined his name a little more. If you ask me, who are the quarterbacks with the most arm talent in this draft, he’d certainly be in the top three. He can wing it. There’s no doubt about that. however, the ball’s all over the place. He’s inconsistent from an accuracy perspective, and you also have to get comfortable with the kid. What kind of kid is he? What kind of work ethic does he have? There are some concerns there from several of the coaches I talk to.