NFL Draft 2011: Cleveland Browns Hold Private Workout With Colin Kaepernick
The Cleveland Browns have gone through much of this off-season with rumors of yet another quarterback entering the picture for the 2011-12 season. Colin Kaepernick is the next name to be thrown in the fire as the former Nevada Wolfpack standout held a private work out for the Cleveland Browns on Monday.
According to a report from the National Football Post (found here), Kaepernick made Cleveland his second stop on his NFL tour as he visited the Philadelphia Eagles last week and is scheduled to meet with five more teams before the NFL Draft.
Kaepernick was a four-year starter at Nevada and put up some high numbers in a surprisingly strong offense. Kaepernick threw for over 3,000 yards in 2010 and scored 21 touchdowns as he led the Wolf Pack to a 12-1 regular season record and a 20-13 victory over Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. His career statistics are just as impressive as he threw for over 10,000 yards and connected on 82 touchdowns while only throwing 24 interceptions.
The Browns quarterback situation seems to be a bigger question than many fans had previously thought as the team has worked out multiple quarterbacks throughout the draft process. Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Mallet have all been linked to the team and have reportedly all impressed the scouts within the Browns organization.
Mike Holmgren and Pat Shurmur were quick to label Colt McCoy as the quarterback of the future but more recent rumors have led to the belief that the lockout may result in Jake Delhomme returning to the starting role. The Browns have been quick to dispel those rumors as they have indicated this week that McCoy will start no matter what the situation is.
Kaepernick may end up being a quality NFL quarterback but he does not seem to be a fit with Cleveland. In fact, the event of any quarterback working out for the team does not make much sense as the Browns currently have four signal callers on the roster.
Kaepernick is currently projected as a third to fourth round pick but could rise as a result of his private workouts this month.
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