Browns check out Johnny Manziel

Updated: April 21, 2014, 9:52 AM ET news services

Johnny Manziel worked out for Cleveland Browns officials Saturday in College Station, Texas, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Manziel, who has been widely projected as a high first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, also will visit with the Browns this coming week, according to the source.

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AP Photo/Patric SchneiderThe Browns did not attend Johnny Manziel's pro day at Texas A&M but conducted a private workout with the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Although they did not attend his pro day at Texas A&M, the Browns recently have been linked with Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who has emerged as one of the most polarizing prospects in this year's draft class.

Manziel recently was tabbed as the No. 4 overall pick to the Browns in ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper's latest mock draft. Veteran Brian Hoyer, who is attempting to bounce back from a serious knee injury, is the only quarterback currently on Cleveland's roster.

Manziel also reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic test at February's NFL scouting combine, potentially boosting his draft stock. The Wonderlic is a 50-question test administered to all combine participants that measures cognitive ability. A score of 20 is indicative of "average" intelligence and roughly equivalent to an IQ of 100.

Several teams have met with the former Texas A&M star, including the Houston Texans, who own the first overall pick, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are picking third.

The Browns went 4-12 last season and are rebuilding their roster under new general manager Ray Farmer and first-year coach Mike Pettine.


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