Browns GM Andrew Berry talked with local media via conference call on Monday. Here’s a transcript, as provided by the Browns’ media-relations department:

Opening statement:

“Before we hop into the questions, I just want to say up front how excited we are for this week. We get the chance to add a lot of young players to the roster for the 2020 season and beyond. I want to actually make special mention to a couple of groups that we have internally. First, our college scouts, this week is really the combination of really a 15-month process. These guys make a ton of sacrifices living out of hotel rooms and spending a lot of time away from their families and their loved ones. Throw on top of that a general manager change mid-process, as well as the global pandemic, and these guys have responded to every challenge at every turn. They did outstanding work over the course of the spring. They really serve as a foundation that allows us to be prepared and ready to go this upcoming week. I also wanted to just mention our research and strategy group, which has done a really nice job of working with our scouts and coaches as we build this more collaboratively. They have done a fantastic job with their work. Last but certainly not least, our coaching staff and getting their input on a lot of the draft-eligible players and their fit within our offensive and defensive systems. We are really, really pleased about how our group at large has come together over the past several weeks. We are really excited for this upcoming weekend.”

On if he has spoken to draft prospect T Mekhi Becton following reports of a flagged drug test and if the team’s opinion on Becton has been impacted by the reports:

“I am not going to get into the habit of like coming out on a specific prospect here, but suffice it to say, we will take all information into consideration when making a player decision. I am not going to talk about any specifics for individuals, at least this morning.”