According to Jason Cole of B/R, the Browns are leaning towards taking North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz with No. 2 overall pick.
Cole considers the Browns the “most obvious” team to draft a quarterback at the top of the draft.
In regards to their preference for Wentz, Cleveland reportedly likes Wentz’s size, maturity and athleticism.
However, the Browns still want to see how Cal’s Jared Goff and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch do at the Combine this week, but it sounds like Wentz is their guy for right now.
Cole points out that even if they end up leaving Indianapolis with Wentz as their top player, the possibility exists that a team could attempt to trade up to No. 1 overall and grab the North Dakota State product.
Tennessee has made it clear that they’re willing to trade the pick for the right offer, but some have questioned whether any of this year’s quarterbacks are worthy of moving up to No. 1 overall for.
All three of the top players are expected throw at the Combine, so it will offer an interesting comparison for NFL teams to evaluate.
During his Senior year at NDST, Wentz threw for 1,651 yards while completing 63 percent of his passes to go along with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also contributed 294 yards rushing and six touchdowns.