Browns work out QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Searching for quarterback to add. Jason Butt

Print This April 05, 2014, 08:53 AM EST

Jimm Garoppolo is a name that's picking up some serious buzz.

A four-year starting quarterback from Eastern Illinois, Garoppolo boasts a strong arm that has many wondering if he could creep into the first round of the upcoming draft.

One team that appears interested in Garoppolo is Cleveland. And according to a report from, the Browns arranged for Garoppolo to go through a private workout with the organization.

The Browns pick twice in the first round — at fourth overall and at 26th. It's certainly possible they don't take a quarterback early and wait until the 26th pick to take one. If so, that could be a landing spot for Garoppolo. 

For a while now, Garoppolo has been a projected second-rounder.

During his senior season in 2013, Garoppolo exploded for 5,050 yards, 53 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He threw for 13,156 yards and 118 yards during his four years with Eastern Illinois. 

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