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Mike Evans has strong interest from Cleveland Browns?


The Cleveland Browns seem to be eyeing Teddy Bridgewater with the 26th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, so it will be interesting to see what they do with the fourth overall pick if they are indeed interested in drafting a quarterback with their second first-round pick. Earlier today, Mary Kay Cabot reported that the Browns are focusing in on star offensive tackle prospect Greg Robinson with the fourth overall pick, but drafting a wide receiver fourth overall seems to be just as possible as drafting a top OT.

Ray Farmer waxed poetic on Sammy Watkins at one point during the pre-draft process, but it’s possible that the Browns could surprise us all and take Mike Evans over Watkins at No. 4. The Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman reports that we should keep an eye out on the Texas A&M product at No. 4, because there’s “very warm fire” and not just “smoke” connecting the Browns to Evans.

Although Watkins is generally regarded as the best wide receiver prospect in the draft class and would be a big-time get for the Browns next to Josh Gordon, there are actually a couple of people who like Evans more as a prospect. There’s also a possibility that the Browns could view Evans’s size as a better fit in their offense as a WR2 taking pressure off of Gordon, so it will be interesting to see if they like his skill-set enough to make this move. The Browns could go in so many different directions due to the placement of their top three picks so Evans is a distinct possibility, but I would still be surprised if Ray Farmer selected him there. That said, make sure to file this report from Freeman away while watching the draft tomorrow.


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