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What Have I Missed?

What Have I Missed?

Latest Happenings from the Browns

It’s been a bit since I have shared my feelings regarding the multiple situations surrounding the Cleveland Browns since the end of September.  In that time, the Browns have dropped a few contests, the head coach and offensive coordinator were fired, and a handful of players went down via injury.  Also, it’s never too early to discuss the 2019 NFL Draft – let’s break it down:

The Losing Continues

In competing with the Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the past few games – the orange and brown were matching up with one of the best passing attacks in the league.  They went 0-4 in that stretch (though the Bucs game was very winnable for a multitude of reasons).  Alas, that was not the case and the team is now 2-6-1 and is staring down another ten loss season plus in 2018.  It appears that there will not be much of a let up in the coming weeks, as the team faces the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Carolina Panthers in the near future.  Maybe I should just focus on the development by the younger players as opposed to wins and losses in 2018.  The new coaches are appearing to putting the team in a spot to win, however.

Bye Hue

I cannot buy into the argument that Hue Jackson did not have the players to win games in his two-and-a-half years as head coach of the Cleveland Browns.  The Dolphins won games with Brock Osweiler and Nick Mullens is winning in San Francisco this year.  I liked the Jackson hire in 2016, but his time was an unmitigated disaster with apparent infighting with both Sashi Brown and Todd Haley.  This is not the first time this has occurred within the organization and I am looking for the next guy to be on the same page as both John Dorsey as well as his coaching staff (I cannot believe that the bar is so low at coach that this is the hope).

Unfortunate Injuries

Linebacker Joe Schobert missed multiple weeks, safety Demarious Randle has been in and out of the lineup via injury, cornerback Terrance Mitchell went on injured reserve in week four, and linebacker Christian Kirksey and cornerback E.J. Gaines joined the injured reserve last week.  If you had not noticed, all of these players are on the defensive side of the football – where the team’s lack of depth is rearing its head.  At full strength this is a solid unit that forces many turnovers each contests.  Now at the midway point, the defense is featuring reserve players and guys recently picked up off the waiver wire.  It will be tough sledding against some of the league’s best offenses going forward.

Filling Holes

Where should the Browns focus their resources in next April’s draft?  It would appear that they are ok in a few position groups (quarterback, running back, and tight end) – but they could always be supplemented.  Continuing to bolster the front seven should be a priority; a rotational defensive lineman would be welcomed to spell Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah in games.  The linebackers’ depth is not great and the Browns could use one or two speedy guys who could chase down quarterbacks and receivers cutting across the field.  Despite some solid play opposite Denzel Ward, I would not be upset if the Browns found another lockdown cornerback in the draft as well.

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Posted by on November 10, 2018 in NFL Draft, NFL Season, Players

 

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Browns Game #5 Preview – vs. New England

Browns Game #5 Preview – vs. New England

Browns vs. Patriots – A Look at Game #5

This is the game I truly do not look forward to watch; the Browns have played the Patriots tough the last two times they squared off, but this time is different.  Tom Brady is coming off a suspension and will take his frustration out on our beloved Cleveland Browns.  At least there will a playoff baseball game on later that day – where Cleveland has a great shot to beat a Massachusetts team.  Let’s analyze:

Offense:

Quarterback:  Did Cody Kessler make a rookie mistake last week?  Yes, but overall I would say that he improved from his first start the week prior.  The questions still exist about his arm strength, but I am not ready to make a declarative statement as “he doesn’t have the physical traits to make it in the NFL”.  I look for him to spread the ball around early, so Terrelle Pryor can find his spots later in the game (by avoiding double coverage).  A turnover-free game by Kessler would be exceptional, even if the team is defeated soundly.

Running Back:  The Browns have one of the best stable of running backs in the league.  Isaiah Crowell seems to earn yards in chunks, while Duke Johnson is catching and running (despite getting worked over by poor officiating).  One would imagine that they would continue to utilize this part of the team for two reasons – they are successful at it and puts Kessler in more manageable spots against the opposing defense.  I predict a touchdown or two from this group on Sunday.

Wide Receiver:  This is a contest where I would really like to see Ricado Louis step up and display his speed.  The Browns need another option while Corey Coleman is sidelined – and Louis has been adequate (but could improve).  I understand that is a tall order, but I trust coach Jackson and his staff can assist with this task.  Pryor will be a marked man but still expect him to haul in several grabs.  Meanwhile, Andrew Hawkins has been a chain mover and a first down option.  I anticipate more of the same this week.

Tight End:  The injuries to Seth DeValve and Randall Telfair have all but depleted any depth behind Gary Barnidge.  Nonetheless, the veteran has produced in games – albeit at a lesser level than he did in 2015. That said, he should garner four or five grabs for a modest fifty yards in this matchup.  A touchdown for Barnidge would be excellent, but should not be counted on.

Offensive Line:  Speaking of injuries, the Browns will more than likely return to John Greco at center in this game.  I hope Alvin
Bailey has a chip on his shoulder, as the veteran was held out of last game due to his arrest.  As a whole, the offensive line played much better last week than the game before that.  However, the lineup used in Miami will be on display against the Patriots.  I have a bit of more faith in them against this defensive front – but Kessler needs to be smart when dropping back to pass.

Defense:

Defensive Line:  I have been rather impressed by the guys up front for the Cleveland Browns’ defense, as they have been much better against the run.  However, they could be the beginning of the rush defense that has underwhelmed at this point.  The Browns will have their hands full with LeGarrette Blount running the football.  I would venture to say that this will be a good measuring stick for Danny Shelton and Stephen Paea to see if they continue to progress or if they have been taking advantage of lesser offensive units.

Outside Linebacker:  It was interesting to see the Browns part ways with Armonty Bryant, who recently came off his four-game suspension.  This was due to the fact that pass rusher Nate Orchard was put on IR a few days earlier.  It stands to reason that this coaching staff likes what they see from Joe Schobert, Emmanuel Ogbah, and Corey Lemonier at outside linebacker.  Yes, those guys are young but are still relentless each and every play.  Tom Brady knows what he is doing under center, so it would be unwise to project one of the Browns’ edge rushers finish the game with a forced turnover.

Inside Linebacker:  Chris Kirksey and DeMario Davis have both done a respectable job on the field.  However, tight end Jordan Reed made them look foolish in pass coverage – as he hauled in two early touchdowns last game.  The Patriots have a pretty good tight end themselves, and I am fearful he will have a gigantic day against the orange and brown.  It’s hope at this point, but maybe Kirksey or Davis can make a huge play or two.

Safety:  There is a chance that Ibraheim Campbell returns for this contest, but he is not the weak spot in the safety positions.  The Browns either need to get better coverage from Jordan Poyer or should think about getting someone who can play “center field” at a higher level.  I would imagine that the Patriots will expose this continually – as it should be apparent on film.

Cornerback:  Outside of a handful of plays, Joe Haden is not playing well in 2016.  Meanwhile, the Browns are using Briean Boddy-Calhoun (an undrafted rookie signed last month) is seeing more playing time, following the injury to Tramon Williams.  I give the cornerbacks little chance versus the passing attack from New England – but look forward to being surprised.

Special Teams:  For the first time in weeks, the Browns’ special teams were not the reason why they lost last game.  I expect them not to revert to their erroneous ways and to hang in there in this category. Not surrendering a long return and being successful in field goal attempts is a good start for this unit.

Coaching:  I continue to believe in this coaching staff, despite the lack of talent on the field.  The Browns will not put themselves into positions to fail; hopefully the young players can execute.  It will be intriguing to see what type of game plan is formulated by Hue Jackson.

Prediction (My Record: 4 – 0):  The Browns will try their best in front of the home crowd, but the Patriots will beat them soundly.  The visitors will come away with a 38 – 17 victory and tally a fifth defeat for the orange and brown.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2016 in NFL Season, Players

 

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Browns @ Dolphins – Week #3 Preview

Browns @ Dolphins – Week #3 Preview

The Browns are Taking their Talents…

On the road again, the Cleveland Browns head south to face another defeated franchise in the Miami Dolphins.  It will be a hot one, and there might not be a ton of great football to be played – but hopefully our annual road trip (for yours truly) will generate a Browns’ win.  There have been injuries to both teams already – who will be the guys to step up?

Offense:

Quarterback:  Another game and another quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.  Cody Kessler gets his trial by fire and has to look across at Cameron Wake, Mario Williams,  and Ndamukong Suh – not an enviable position.  The signal caller threw a touchdown on his first pass of the preseason, and then everything else has gone downhill since.  I anticipate Hue Jackson will pare down the playbook and limit the number of tosses (especially deep) in this contest.  Assuming he attempts quick screens and outs, I can envision a decent passing percentage.  However, I do not see any touchdowns or big plays by the quarterback.

Running Back:  One would imagine that both Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson would receive ample opportunities against the Dolphins’ defense.  Their game plan will more than likely feature “stacking the box” to try and take away the Browns’ running attack.  With two capable rushers at the helm, the Browns can opt for runs or pass attempts to either guy.  It will come down to scheming and how Jackson can outfox Adam Gase’s defense.  I expect Duke Johnson to get an expanded role, but Crowell will obviously not have another tremendous output.

Wide Receivers:  In following the theme of short, quick passes – the two beneficiaries of this should be Corey Coleman and Andrew Hawkins.  Hopefully they can get a larger guy (i.e. Terrelle Pryor or Gary Barnidge) on the edge that could block down field for a larger gain.  Many are concerned about the stunting of the growth of Coleman (as he is now paired with a rookie).  This is hard to argue against; he and all wide outs will underperform until a veteran returns under center.

Tight End:  A tight end is predominantly utilized as a safety valve for green signal callers.  Gary Barnidge should more than help this offense – provided Kessler dials up his target and complete passes. He made some key catches last week at home but I have no idea as to how he will fare in this contest.  The injury to Randall Telfair might allow another guy (Seth DeValve) to come in and play.  However, with all of their quarterbacks getting hurt, the coaching staff might employ the tight end as more of a blocker for maximum protection.

Offensive Line:  For all the complainers about Cameron Erving and his porous play – they will get their wish (for a while, at least), as the second year pro will be out of action.  I am confident in John Greco as his replacement but am unsure of Alvin Bailey at right guard.  One thing that Kessler can do to help himself – is to get the football out of his hand as quickly as possible.  The guys upfront have not been consistent blocking, so not leaning on them to propel this unit might not be a wise idea.

Defense:

Defensive Line:  The broken hand suffered by Carl Nassib really hurts the defensive line – the rookie was playing well which helped a few of his teammates.  In his absence, Xavier Cooper must step up and be a force on the edge.  He has been mediocre so far in 2016 – but could continue to improve in only his second season.  Speaking of which, Danny Shelton proved that he can actually be disruptive in the middle of the line.  I hope he can not only force action elsewhere, but move the point of attack behind the line of scrimmage.  The status of runner Arian Foster is not set in stone, so a hobbled runner or a backup should help the Browns’ run defense.

Outside Linebacker:  Emmanuel Ogbah was one of the pass rushers who was aided by Nassib’s early performances.  Without his services, the rookie linebacker will have to find another way to be a force on the outside.  Meanwhile, Joe Schobert took a step back last game and was hardly visible during the contest.  With Nate Orchard seeing regular playing time behind him, there’s a chance that he could surpass the rookie as the starter.  Regardless of who is out there, they must be fast on the edge and force everything to the middle of the field.

Inside Linebacker:  (Not surprisingly) the pair of veterans in the middle are doing a great job of showing the way for the younger guys.  Demario Davis and Chris Kirksey have not been brilliant, but stout enough against both the run and pass where they are warranting their playing time.  I would like to see them either notch a few sacks on Tannehill or even secure a huge interception.  A big play like that might be the difference in this contest.

Cornerbacks:  Outside of the rejuvenated Joe Haden, I am very fearful of Jamar Taylor and Tramon Williams going against Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, or Kenny Stills.  I hope that Taylor’s return to Miami will lead him to play inspired football and make some key plays – but that is admittedly wishful thinking.  Tannehill will likely hit at least two targets in the end zone in this contest and propel the offense to a solid afternoon.

Safeties:  Derrick Kindred is getting “there” and Jordan Poyer is trying to get “there”.  The rookie has been awful active in games and around the ball on multiple occasions.  I could see him jarring a football loose in this contest and turning the tide to Kessler and company.  Meanwhile, Poyer nearly had an interception last meeting.  He improved from week one, but must be better in his coverage than just a play or two each contest.

Special Teams:  Here is where the Browns really need to see tremendous improvement going forward.  They cannot get field goals (or extra points) blocked anymore, nor can they surrender longer returns.  In a conservative offensive game plan, will the Browns attempt a fourth and short situation or go for a longer field goal attempt?  Let’s hope coach Jackson makes the right call on Sunday.

Coaching:  As previously referenced, there will be a vanilla offense run by this group to move the football while not getting their third quarterback hurt in as many weeks.  I do not have high hopes for this unit, but perhaps the staff can silence the doubters.  The defense will be relied upon more than usual – so more aggressive play calls could be seen.

Prediction (My Record: 2 – 0):  I don’t know what to think about this team with all the injuries and young guys, so I’ll keep the
expectations at a minimum.  The Dolphins and Browns will compete in an ugly contest, with the home team coming out ahead by the score of 20 – 6.

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2016 in Cleveland Browns Fans, NFL Season, Players

 

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Browns Preseason Game #3 – An Early Look

Browns Preseason Game #3 – An Early Look

Browns @ Buccaneers – Preseason Game #3 Preview

After a few joint practices in Florida, the Browns and Buccaneers hit the field on Friday for the ever-important third preseason game of the 2016 schedule.  I expect the heat and humidity help with the Browns’ conditioning for the regular season.  Last year, this contest was one of the few highlights of the orange and brown’s season; as they made Jameis Winston look like the rookie he was.  However, they have improved vastly since then – will a new man in charge (in Tampa) help or hinder this development?

Offense:

Quarterback:  It’s time for Robert Griffin to take what he did last week and continue to grow in the Hue Jackson offense.  He should see time under center from the start into the third quarter; I figure we should witness a majority of the route tree on display.  Hitting those receivers either on point or in stride is vital at this point of the year – which he has excelled at thusfar.  As far as the reserves are concerned, I just want to see Cody Kessler continue to improve (he has a long ways to go).  Josh McCown is a reliable veteran and needs minimal participation to be prepared for the regular season.

Running Back:  Will the running game feature Isaiah Crowell with a dash of Duke Johnson mixed in?  Will it be vice versa, or should Browns’ fans expect another guy (a.k.a. Raheem Mostert) to join this stable and knock off one of the incumbents for playing time?  Consistent, long gainers ought to be goal for the Cleveland Browns – as this part of the team performed better against Atlanta, but still needs work to get to its capabilities.  I really feel that Mostert will continue to push for playing time and would not be surprised to see him make the most of his opportunity in Tampa.

Wide Receiver:  Terrelle Pryor continues to be the darling of this season’s exhibition season at wide out.  I would feel a bit more
comfortable if Corey Coleman can throw his hat in the ring for this honor – as the rookie has been battling an injury for a few weeks.  I anticipate he will see a few opportunities and should come down with multiple receptions in this contest.  This is Rashard Higgins’s chance to really push for playing time this fall.  The rookie has more upside than some veterans, and he has shown an ability to pluck the ball in mid-air and make a move or two on defenders.

Tight End:  This contest could be the decider among Connor Hamlett, Randall Telfair, and E.J. Bibbs to see who makes it at tight end (behind veteran Gary Barnidge).  They each bring something different to the table; Telfair appears to have a leg up as he is the only guy who is willing block defenders.  With the fullback position far from locked down (especially with Malcolm Johnson disappointing) – would Bibbs get the nod over Hamlett as he has lined up in the backfield more than his counterpart?  I anticipate a few nice receptions by this group in Tampa.

Offensive Line:  Well, the starting rotations could come to an end after this matchup – or Hue Jackson could continue to tinker with the five up front.  Cameron Erving is slated as the starter at center; he has been inconsistent in his play but showed improvement last contest.  Meanwhile, Austin Pasztor still appears to have an edge over Spencer Drango at right tackle (however Drango was no slouch when on the field).  I would be overjoyed if Pastzor can wall off defenders crashing off their left edge – as it means that he is keeping the signal caller’s right side clean.

Defense:

Defensive Line:  I’m all for Ray Horton putting the three best guys upfront – regardless of how they joined this franchise.  Jamie Meder has been exceeding expectations and the undrafted veteran might have found his way to becoming a starter.  Would it be at the expense of Danny Shelton or Xavier Cooper?  That is a big question, as Meder (as well as all defensive linemen) appears to perform better against the run as opposed to being a pass rusher.

I don’t really have a gauge at this point for Nick Hayden and hope he can come out in this contest and prove his worth.  Stopping the run has been an obvious weakness for this franchise for the last couple of seasons (and this year so far).  Changing this starts now; as the “new” attitude (and willingness) must be apparent by all watching this game against the Buccaneers.

Linebackers:  Ok, how are the Browns going to get to opposing signal callers this year?  Nate Orchard and Paul Kruger are expected to get a majority of blitzes off the edge this campaign, but what should we anticipate from the two rookies?  Emmanuel Ogbah and Carl Nassib have flashed this preseason the way a former first-rounder was expected to (who shall remain nameless).  Provided this continues, I would like to see Horton utilize these athletes to confuse quarterbacks – a sneak
peek in this game would be welcomed.

Stopping runners from getting to the third level should be a key focal point for the inside linebackers of the Cleveland Browns.  It would appear that this is not a great challenge for Chris Kirksey, Demario Davis, and the other guys as the Bucs do not feature a fearsome rushing attack.  Therefore, actually stopping running backs would be nice and building off of his would be excellent.

Secondary:  I do not feel great about the cornerbacks for this team. Joe Haden is the only reliable one, but recent injuries leave me wondering.  I want someone (whether it’s a young guy like Charles Gaines or Tracy Howard or a veteran like Tramon Williams) to blanket Mike Evans Friday night.  Jameis is young and still learning; the Browns might want to bait him into mistakes.

Is Jordan Poyer the center fielder (at free safety) that many feel he is capable of being?  The youngster has not had many chances at intercepting passes nor making plays in the middle of the field, but something tells me this could change during this meeting.  It would appear that the nickel back role is Jamar Taylor’s to lose – it would be a great story to see the Browns rehab the career of a perceived disappointment.  He ought to be standing out, for all the right reasons.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2016 in NFL Season, Players

 

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Browns Review of Preseason Game #1

Browns Review of Preseason Game #1

Loss at Lambeau – Looking Back 

It was hardly pretty, but I feel better about the Cleveland Browns following this preseason opener than I did a season ago. Let’s take a look into what went right and wrong for each position group.

Offense: 

Quarterback – Good – The back shoulder fade touchdown from Cody Kessler to Rashard Higgins. I know it was just one play, and it was against guys who might not make the final roster – but that was a thing of beauty.

Bad – The goal line interception tossed by Robert Griffin. The signal caller took a chance and it did not work out. Hopefully, he is smarter with the ball in the regular season.

Ugly – The possibly concussion that Austin Davis might have received in the third quarter. He slid headfirst and got a knee into his head; all football fans hate seeing that. (Kessler’s first safety is an honorable mention – come on rookie!)

Running Back – Good – The twenty-seven yard rush by Raheem Mostert. It was the only long play on the ground by the Cleveland Browns. I want to see these type of runs going forward, but it might not be by the same player.

Bad – It came on special teams, but Mostert’s fumble on a free kick (following a safety) is unacceptable. He showed flashes of speed as a returner last season; however security of the ball is vital to make the roster.

Ugly – The lack of output by the running game. I’ll give them a little bit of a pass, as this was likely done by design (to reduce opportunities for injuries). Garnering seventy-seven yards on just seventeen carries is not spectacular though.

Wide Receiver – Good – The first offensive play of the game. The forty-nine yard bomb from Griffin to Terrelle Pryor was a fine sight to see. Should this be a staple of the offense in 2016? It would be a nice option, if it can consistently work.

Bad – The drops by Rannell Hall. The athlete is fighting for a job and his mistakes are not helping his chances. Hall must overcome this in practice and next week’s game if he wants to make the final squad.

Ugly – ­I cannot really think of a play for this category (which is obviously positive). The team refrained from dumb penalties or mistakes at the position. Maybe this is growth at a previously underwhelming unit.

Offensive Line – Good – The starters were not noticed in this contest. That means they were not beaten or committed penalties. I understand this is just a preseason contest – but I will take it from these guys upfront.

Bad – I guess it would be the three sacks that rookie Cody Kessler endured in the pocket. There is ample blame to go around for sacks, but the guys upfront should be doing a better job of protecting the quarterback.

Ugly – Two penalties for guys making contact for hands to the face. Really? Those are drive killers and are completely unnecessary. It’s fortunate that the starters did not commit these errors.

Defense:

Defensive Line – Good – The play of Jamie Meder. The veteran might have secured his reserve role at nose tackle. He notched a safety and tallied four stops in the contest – I am eager to see him continue to develop.

Bad – The run defense as a whole. The Browns surrendered 151 yards on the ground, which is not stellar. Couple that with the fact that teams usually do not run in the preseason, and this could be an early red flag.

Ugly – Nothing of great note in this category for the Browns. I would like to see them garner more sacks, but that will come when Ray Horton designs them in his game plan.

Linebackers – Good – The play by rookies Dominique Alexander and Joe Schobert. The inside linebackers had a combined nine tackles, two of them going for a loss. The latter was drafted while the former was not; however both are fighting for their spot on this team.

Bad – Not making the Packers pay for using their reserve signal callers. Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley did not suit up for this contest – I would have liked to have seen the Browns put more pressure on Joe Callahan and Marquise Williams.

Ugly – Seeing the Packers reserve runners getting to the third level. This refers to the linebackers not making tackles on Williams, Brandon Burks, or Brandon Ross – and witnessing the secondary having to bring down the athletes.

Secondary – Good – The interception by Eric Patterson at the goal line. I admit, I was unaware that the guy was on the team before the game. Will this help him make the final roster? Who knows, but I was glad seeing someone nab one of the Packers signal callers.

Bad – The play of veteran Tramon Williams. He was beaten on a few plays and was not impactful at all. I hope this was the fact that he was underselling an exhibition game (though that attitude cannot rub off on the younger guys).

Ugly – Nothing too ugly for the Browns’ secondary. Were they lockdown? Nope, but they were not giving up longer gains – typical of years past. I want to see a guy or two stand out (in a good way) next contest.

Conclusion: It was not a pretty game, but the Browns did have some bright moments. I think they are miles ahead of where they were in 2015, but still would like to see further improvement next Thursday.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2016 in NFL Season, Players

 

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Rounds 1 – 3 for the Cleveland Browns – Analysis

Rounds 1 – 3 for the Cleveland Browns – Analysis

Early Draft Analysis 

Well the NFL Draft went down again this weekend, and the Browns were in the spotlight. While some knock all of their moves, some love their decisions. They traded down twice before actually making a selection; hopefully the guys in charge made the right moves. Let’s break down the first three rounds by the orange and brown.

Corey Coleman – Wide Receiver

I loved the position selected by the Browns in the first round, however I am not sold one hundred percent on the athlete. Coleman was the reigning Biletnikoff winner (as top collegiate wide out) – but his smaller frame worries me. I was hoping the team took a larger receiver like Laquon Treadwell; as their roster is currently full of short guys. I hope Coleman can high point the ball the way Odell Beckham Junior can. Quick hitters and bubble screens might be on display a fair amount to the former Baylor athlete. 

Emmanuel Ogbah – Defensive End / Outside Linebacker

It’s no secret that the Browns have swung and missed when drafting former Oklahoma State stars over the past few seasons. Despite the whiffs on Brandon Weeden and Justin Gilbert, the team chose their pass rusher in Emmanuel Ogbah. He excelled tremendously at finding opposing signal callers. However, the rest of his game (primarily run defense) remains a question. I hope he can be a three down defender, but that remains to be seen whether he can but it together.

Carl Nassib – Defensive End

A lot of stereotypes have been coming out about the former Penn State athlete. The lunch pail guy, who has a high motor, should be an improvement for the defense. I believe he can help more in the run game than Ogbah – hopefully both can meet up in the backfield on third down. The Browns decided that tough athletes who can be tenacious (and actually care about football) are of great value – and I am ok with that.

Shon Coleman – Offensive Tackle

A former leukemia patient, the Auburn lineman was reliable when starting for the past two seasons. He is definitely a resilient athlete and can hopefully compete for the starting right tackle position. Worst-case scenario is that he is in the mix for a rotational spot on this offensive line. I am extremely intrigued to see how this selection pans out.

Cody Kessler – Quarterback

After their final trade of the night, the Browns took a signal caller with the final selection of the third round of the draft.  It was Cody Kessler with the ninety third overall selection.  I don’t love the pick, but at least it was not Connor Cook.  He will be a developmental player no doubt – and I do not seeing him being the franchise quarterback for the Browns down the road.  Oh well, on to the final day of the draft.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2016 in NFL Draft, Players

 

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