Dec 21, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass against the Southern California Trojans in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium.
The tour has started.
Last week, Browns coach Mike Pettine said at the NFL owners meetings that he and and members of the coaching staff and personnel staff were getting ready to conduct extensive private workouts and interviews with some of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class. Pettine said it was a ‘big list’.
"We’re getting ready to embark on a little bit of a tour to kind of go out and work out a lot of these quarterbacks," Pettine said.
Derek Carr said that Pettine, GM Ray Farmer, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains, among others were present.
The Browns started with Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, who confirmed the visit on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Gil Brandt and Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.
Derek Carr "The visit with the #Browns went really well. They sent a ton of people out here to see me (Farmer, Pettine) so It went well"
"The visit with the #Browns went really well. They sent a ton of people out here to see me (Farmer, Pettine) so it went well."
Carr said that Shanahan conducted the workout.
"Coach Shanahan ran the workout, made me make every throw an NFL quarterback has to make. They test you in so many ways."
Last week, Pettine gave Carr a pretty good complement.
"I think he’s the best natural thrower as far as arm strength and when you’re just looking at the guy, natural thrower, in the draft," Pettine said. "Very physically-gifted. And a lot of times it’s hard to bet against the family history as well. You’re talking about like a Jake Matthews that it’s the old ‘don’t bet against the genetics.’ I think he certainly falls into that category as well."
Pettine was referring to Carr’s older brother, David, who was the first overall selection by the Texans in the 2002 NFL Draft out for Fresno State.