Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from the Ravens, according to veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder (on Twitter). Bryant is seeking a significant one-year deal that will allow him to secure a lucrative long-term contract as an unrestricted free agent next year.
This quartet of QBs can joke all they want about how close they’ve all become over this tiring, seemingly endless draft process — Allen noted, They could’ve had the draft a month ago and I would’ve been fine with that — but there’s no doubt that along with Baker Mayfield, who is not in town for the draft, they will be measured by media and pitted by coaching staffs against one another for the foreseeable future.
The outspoken Rosen held a different perspective.
Look at the history of quarterbacks in the NFL, he said. The [greatests of all time] haven’t really been picked one, two, three. Peyton [Manning] was, but Aaron [Rodgers], Drew [Brees]. The greatest come from all over the draft.
Cleveland’s general manager told Wyche that coaches and scouts have provided input into the process. The team’s draft board has been finalized — and approved by ownership — but Dorsey alone holds final say on who the Browns will select.
The team is widely expected to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, but Dorsey would not confirm that during his brief meeting with Wyche.
Cleveland also holds the No. 4 selection, a pick that could generate trade interest as quarterback-needy teams look to hopscotch the Broncos at No. 5 for a shot at one of the draft’s top-remaining signal-callers.
Or the Browns could stay home and pick among a talented crop of prospects that could include Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and N.C. State pass rusher Bradley Chubb.
The long and winding road to this year’s draft is nearly at its end. We’ll know by Thursday night what John Dorsey — and John Dorsey alone — has planned for the Cleveland Browns.
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