Notre Dame's Clausen set to meet with five teams in top 10 of draft

Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen has interviews set up with at least five teams picking at the front of the NFL draft, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

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Over the next few days, Clausen will meet with the St. Louis Rams (No. 1), Washington Redskins (4), Cleveland Browns (7), Buffalo Bills (9) and Jacksonville Jaguars (10).

Of those teams, Jacksonville could be the most surprising, although it did flirt with the idea of using its first-round pick on a quarterback last season before opting to stay put and select offensive tackle Eugene Monroe.

Clausen is still rehabilitating from foot surgery in January, but he's expected to participate at his own personal pro day April 9 at Notre Dame.

Most analysts, including NFL Network's Mike Mayock and NFL.com's Bucky Brooks, have Clausen listed as the second-best quarterback prospect in the draft, behind Oklahoma's Sam Bradford.

While he didn't work out, Clausen recently attended Notre Dame's pro day to cheer on his teammates. He told NFL.com that he just started running earlier this week and was encouraged by his recovery from surgery.

One factor helping Clausen is that he's the only top quarterback prospect with extensive experience running a pro-style offense. The rest all worked out of the spread.

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