We are still about 45 days away from the NFL draft, but the Cleveland Browns remain a mystery. While most teams have given hints or shown interest in certain players, the Browns have remained coy and are being cautious not to tip their hand.
Browns general manager Ray Farmer told the media on Monday, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com:
Right now the systems that we're using are based on keeping everybody in the dark. I like the idea of, the more we tell everybody, the more of a disadvantage we put ourselves at. The fact that people are guessing as to where we're going and where we've been, it's a good thing in the sense that when you're too visible about certain things, it becomes obvious, and obvious is not good for us.
Farmer is right. Secrecy is the best friend you can have when you own two first-round picks and the ability to jump up and grab anyone you want. Unfortunately, it is the worst enemy of guys like me who have to write about the team for a living.
So based on reports, workouts and creative reasoning, these are the players who might be rising and falling on the Browns' draft board.