We’ve all heard the scenario by now: the Weeden2Blackmon combination could live on in the NFL if the Cleveland Browns select Justin Blackmon with the fourth overall pick and Brandon Weeden with either the No. 22 pick or the No. 37 pick.
We at least know that both players will fly to Cleveland to work out for the franchise.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday that Blackmon and Weeden are two of 30 players the Browns will bring in for pre-draft workouts, according to league sources.
Other players on that list include Alabama running back Trent Richardson, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins, Virginia Tech running back David Wilson and Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus.
An interesting tidbit from that Plain Dealer story is that Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocksi said on a conference call Wednesday that Blackmon has “character issues” and that “many left his pro day unimpressed” even though he ran a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash. Blackmon had a DUI in 2010 and was suspended for the Cowboys’ game at Kansas State that season.
“He has shown a lot of talent, but more and more concerns are coming up about the maturity level,” Nawrocksi said. “That needs to be investigated closely.”