Ready to have your minds blown, Browns fans?
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has had nothing but gushing positives to say about former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins -- despite the Cleveland Browns acting like he doesn't exist during the pre-draft process --
#Browns GM Ray Farmer gushed over Sammy Watkins (http://t.co/n0oSiGQyuR). But Clemson source said CLE spent 0 time on Watkins. Confused yet?
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 5, 2014
If Farmer and Pettine are sold on exploring other options with their fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, it is possible that Farmer is using Watkins' name as a smokescreen in order to up potential trade value if the Browns decide to trade their fourth pick with a team somewhere in the 5-15 range.
Other than that, it may just be a matter of need trumping talent -- with the Cleveland Browns exploring options they deem more pressing than wide receiver at #4.