It is Friday, April 15, 2022, and the Cleveland Browns are just days away from the offseason program beginning on Tuesday, and the 2022 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away.
Here is the Good Friday edition of the Browns Nation news and notes.
1. Draft Prospects Visiting
The Browns have hosted several draft prospects in the past few days.
On Thursday, Georgia running back James Cook, brother of Vikings RB Dalvin Cook, came to Berea.
— Noah Weiskopf (@BrownsWithNoah) April 14, 2022
Brown quarterback E.J. Perry also visited on Thursday.
Former Brown QB EJ Perry has a pre-draft visit today with … the #Browns, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 14, 2022
Cook’s visit marks the second visit by a draft prospect running back visit in the past few days.
Arizona State University’s Rachaad White also came to Berea.
LOVE White as a prospect.
— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 11, 2022
With what appears to be an already fully QB and RB room, these visits are interesting but could perhaps just be chalked up to due diligence.
2. Mayfield’s Market
Rich Eisen and Ian Rapoport talk about Baker Mayfield‘s prospects and his recent podcast appearance on the Thursday edition of The Rich Eisen Show.
Rapoport’s gut feeling is that Carolina or possibly even Tampa Bay could be in the market for Mayfield.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) April 14, 2022
Seattle is seemingly less likely after news broke that they are planning to re-sign Geno Smith.
League source tells @thenewstribune Geno Smith re-signing with Seahawks expected to be official soon.
It's Smith, Drew Lock, Jacob Eason, maybe a rookie QB (Desmond Ridder, who had a pre-draft visit Weds?) in Seattle’s derby to replace Russell Wilson https://t.co/dSeL1AGrEq
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) April 15, 2022
3. What To Expect From DPJ?
Peoples-Jones was effective when healthy and playing in 2021 so the third year is laced with great expectations.
— FantasyData (@FantasyDataNFL) April 7, 2022
He had chemistry with Mayfield so we can expect he will develop the same rapport with Deshaun Watson.
4. Flashback Friday
— Vintage Browns (@VintageBrowns) April 14, 2022
Happy Friday Browns Fans!