The Browns are at the scouting combine to get the same information as the other 31 teams in the league—namely, a pile of numbers that serve to represent the talent level and NFL-readiness of the 334 invitees.
From 40-yard dash times to heights and weights and everything in between, the Browns will be scrutinizing prospects at every position to determine how well they may fit on their roster.
Considering that the Browns have major decisions to make this offseason at a number of key positions—they're switching to a 3-4 defense, which requires personnel changes, they aren't sure about who may be starting at quarterback and they'd be smart to bring on more talent at wide receiver and tight end, among other positions.
They'll have a lot to review when the combine comes to an end.
The Browns need to see which 3-4 defensive players may better fit their scheme than some of their old 4-3 veterans. They need to find a cornerback who displays traits worthy of starting beside Joe Haden.
While the scouting combine won't provide them with everything, they need to know who can take on these roles. It will help them further focus their draft board and determine who they'll want to look at more closely, come pro days and pre-draft visits.
The scouting combine will also help the Browns figure out if there's truly a quarterback to be had—whether with their sixth overall, first-round pick or elsewhere—who could adequately compete with Brandon Weeden for the starting job.
It could also turn the Browns' thoughts to trading down from sixth and trying to nab themselves a second-round pick—which they don't presently have after taking Josh Gordon in last year's supplemental draft—if they don't see someone who catches their eye enough to warrant being selected so highly.