Hue Jackson passes on Trubisky, Watson pro days to focus on private workouts

Hue Jackson eschewed North Carolina's pro day workout in favor of a private session with QB Mitchell Trubisky. Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had his pro day on Tuesday.

Browns coach Hue Jackson and vice president of football operations Sashi Brown were not in attendance. The pair gave the workout assignment to scouts and assistant coaches.

The Browns instead will concentrate on a private workout with Trubisky as well as Deshaun Watson. The Browns believe they can learn more from a workout they conduct than one scripted for the player at his college. The team will have private workouts with many top players and given the number scheduled there are times when schedules can conflict.

The Browns also will bring the pair to Cleveland for an interview.

A year ago, Jackson and former offensive assistant Pep Hamilton both attended the workouts of Jared Goff and Carson Wentz. Hamilton famously doused the ball with water during the workout to see how the quarterbacks threw a wet ball.

A year ago, the Browns were in the infancy of a new organization, so coaches felt they needed to be everywhere to ensure things were covered. The Browns' vice president of player personnel, Andrew Berry, was hired late and didn't know the team's scouts all that well. A year later, the team knows which scouts know quarterbacks and the coaches know the team's process and feel more secure in the structure.

Thus the focus for Watson and Trubisky will be on private workouts.

Meanwhile, Brock Osweiler remains on the roster after being acquired from Houston in a trade that also brought the Browns a 2018 second-round draft pick. Osweiler is not in the Browns' long-term plans, but the team has not found a trade partner.

If he is on the roster the team will be able to get a closer look at him when the offseason workouts start April 17.

Osweiler would be welcome at those workouts if he is still with the team.