The club has done its due diligence over the past few weeks by working out and/or bringing in for a visit a slew of high-profile prospects at the position already this week. Johnny Manziel stopped by, Blake Bortles had a private workout, Derek Carr threw the ball well for coaches and Teddy Bridgewater stated his case as to why he's the franchise's future signal-caller.
Garoppolo (6-foot-2, 226 pounds) is one of 30 prospects invited to the draft in New York City and could be in play for the Browns late in the first round -- they hold the fourth and 26th overall picks -- or early in the second round. He has impressed scouts in the run-up to the draft and has worked with former Cleveland quarterback Ty Detmer to better develop his game for the next level.
"He worked with me for about three days, and he just broke down the game for me," Garoppolo told the Chicago Daily Herald in February. "He worked with me in the pocket, getting me used to the three-, five- and seven-step drops, and he's done a great job with me."
According to the report, Shaw will fly from Cleveland to Columbia, S.C., to follow up his visit with a private workout at South Carolina for the club Saturday. Shaw put up big numbers in college but is considered a likely third-day selection because of his height (6-foot) and injury history. He did throw 24 touchdowns (against just one interception) during his senior season and has been on the radar of a number of teams ever since he impressed at his pro day.
What direction will Cleveland take in its quest to add some competition for incumbent starter Brian Hoyer? Only general manager Ray Farmer and new coach Mike Pettine know for sure, but based on the team's pre-draft visits, they are making sure they have all their bases covered.