Browns could draft Derek Carr at No. 4?

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The Cleveland Browns have been linked to quarterbacks in he 2014 NFL Draft since before he 2013 season ended.

While the general consenus has been that the top three quarterbacks in the draft are Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel there are some who believe the best may actually be Fresno State’s Derek Carr.

ESPN’s Ashley Fox notes the following:

At the NFL owners meeting last week, new Browns coach Mike Pettine talked about the positive attributes Bortles, Manziel, Bridgewater and Carr possess. He said Bortles has all the measurables, Bridgewater is “very cerebral” and Manziel is a “gifted playmaker.” Pettine said Carr was “the best natural thrower as far as arm strength … in the draft.”

Does that mean that the Browns view Carr ahead of Bortles, Bridgewater or Manziel?

“We are going to work out to see how they are physically,” Pettine added, “but at the same time do a lot of homework from a background standpoint, talking to guys, people they’ve played with, coaches, just trying to see who has that ‘it’ factor. You see a lot of guys that have the physical talent to play, and there’s just something missing.”