Georgia draft prospect Aaron Murray, just months after tearing his ACL, hopes to convince the Browns he could be their answer at quarterback. The Browns may not think any quarterback is worth taking with the No. 4 pick. However, Murray is working out for Cleveland on Sunday, and hopes an impressive showing increases the Browns’ interest.
“I’m really excited to show them what I can do,” Murray told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I’m way ahead of the game right now. There’s no hesitation about anything. Running around, there’s no worries about my leg. I’m full-go and feeling great.”
Murray did not sound worried about competing against Brian Hoyer, who was playing well for the Browns at quarterback before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
“We’d go in there and push each other,” Murray said. “We’d compete and have fun and see what happens.
“I have 52 games of film. I think I have more film than any other quarterback in this draft right now. Playing in the SEC definitely helps as well, playing against top competition week in and week out.”
The Browns have had quarterback issues for years, and they started different quarterbacks in two games against the Ravens last season - Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell. Both are no longer with the team.
The Browns have spent plenty of time evaluating Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortels, Teddy Bridgewater, and other top quarterbacks in the draft. The Browns have 10 picks overall, and including No. 4 and No. 26, and they are almost guaranteed to draft a quarterback at some point. If Murray has a solid workout on Sunday, it would only help his case.