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#782581 - 04/30/13 06:02 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: PresidentDawg2]
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Aaron Adams – Four year letterman at Eastern Kentucky University (2009-12)... Appeared in 44 games, as he started contests at both right and left tackle... Helped the Colonels finish No. 16 in FCS coaches poll in 2012 en route to earning a third team AP All-America selection... Attended John I. Leonard High School in Florida, and Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.

Perez Ashford – Appeared in 48 career games at Northern Illinois University (2009-12)... Totaled 110 career receptions for 1,192 yards, while adding 83 yards rushing and 410 return yards for 1,685 all-purpose yards... Added four receiving touchdowns and one punt return for a score... Caught 34 passes for 373 yards and one touchdown as a senior... Attended Shaker Heights (Ohio) High School.

Josh Aubrey – A four-time all-conference selection at Stephen F. Austin University (2009-12)... Started 46 of the 47 games in which he saw action and totaled 255 tackles, seven interceptions, 29 passes defensed and 3.5 sacks... As a senior, recorded 65 tackles, two interceptions, eight passes defensed, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble... Attended Lee High School in Houston, Texas.

Braxston Cave – Four year letterman at the University of Notre Dame (2009-12)... Started 35 of 48 career games and also served as the team's long snapper... Part of an offensive line that helped the Irish average more than 200 yards per game in both rushing and receiving during the 2012 regular season... Attended Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Jamaine Cook – Played four years Youngtown State University (2009-12) and finished second in school history with 4,052 rushing yards and 20 individual 100-yard rushing performances, while adding 39 touchdowns on 811 attempts... Totaled more than 1,200 rushing yards and 11 rushing scores in each of his three seasons as a starter... Rushed for 1,279 yards with 15 touchdowns on 279 carries in 2012... Attended Midpark High School in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Dominique Croom – Finished career at the University of Central Arkansas (2009-12) fifth in school history in receptions (153) and sixth in receiving yards (1,941), while appearing in 47 games... As a senior, caught 53 passes for 711 yards and eight touchdowns... Attended Cherokee (Indiana) High School.

Keenan Davis – Appeared in 48 games at the University of Iowa (2009-12)... Totaled 112 career receptions for 1,470 yards and seven touchdowns... As a senior, registered 47 receptions for 571 yards with one touchdown... Attended Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Mike Edwards – Two-year starter at the University of Texas-El Paso (2011-12) after transferring from Mt. San Antonio College (2010) in Walnut, California... Compiled 101 receptions for 1,477 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons at UTEP... Helped Mt. San Antonio College to the 2010 state and national championship... Attended Glendora (California) High School.

Paipai Falemalu – Four year letterman at the University of Hawaii (2009-12)... Totaled 161 career tackles, 16.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumble in 41 contests... Tied for the team lead with 56 tackles as a senior, while adding five sacks... Attended Kahuku High School on the island of O'ahu in Hawaii.

Chris Faulk – Appeared in 26 games at LSU (2009, 2011-12) with 16 starts... Spent time at both left and right tackle... Appeared in just one game as a junior (2012) after suffering a knee injury in practice... Attended Northshore High School in Slidell, Louisiana.

Caylin Hauptmann – Started all 37 games he played at Florida International University (2010-12) at left tackle... Spent one season at the College of Canyons (2009) in Santa Clarita, California, before transferring to FIU... Attended Beverly Hills (California) High School.

Garrett Hoskins – Four year letterman at Eastern Michigan University (2009-12)... Finished career with 74 catches for 1,135 yards and eight touchdowns... As a senior, led the Eagles in receptions with 38, while adding 542 yards and three touchdowns... Attended Creston High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dave Kruger – Started 37 of 49 career games at the University of Utah (2009-12)... Totaled 116 career tackles, 3.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble... Brother, Paul, is a linebacker for the Browns and brother, Joe, was selected by Philadelphia in the seventh round in this year's draft... Attended Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah.

Cordell Roberson – Finished career at Stephen F. Austin University (2009-12) as the school's all-time leader in receptions (221), receiving yards (3,191) and touchdown catches (39)... His 39 touchdown receptions also set a Southland Conference record... Recorded 77 receptions for 1,006 yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games as a senior... Attended Jefferson (Texas) High School.

Justin Staples – Appeared in 48 games at the University of Illinois (2009-12)... Totaled 62 career tackles, 2.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Attended St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio.

Travis Tannahill – Four year letterman at Kansas State University (2009-12)... Appeared in 51 games recording 42 receptions for 528 yards with three touchdowns... Earned first team All-Big 12 honors (Coaches, AP) as a senior and earned honorable mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated... Attended Olathe East High School in Overland Park, Kansas.

Ricky Tunstall – Four year letterman at the University of Delaware (2009-12)... Saw action in 44 contests with 12 starts, registering 101 tackles, nine interceptions, eight passes defensed and one sack... Returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns, including a 91-yard return... Native of Bridgeton, N.J., who attended Glassboro (N.J.) High School.

Martin Wallace – Three year letterman at Temple University (2010-12), where he started in all 36 games that he appeared at both right and left tackle... Transferred to Temple from Northeastern after the school dropped its football program... Second-team All-Big East selection at right tackle as a senior... Native of New York, N.Y., where he attended the Beacon School.




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#782582 - 04/30/13 10:16 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: cfrs15]
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Wonder what happened to Ryan McWethy? He was my favorite out of the whole group.
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#782583 - 04/30/13 10:24 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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What did you like about him, YT?

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#782584 - 04/30/13 11:03 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: clevesteve]
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I actually posted an article about him earlier in this thread. He just seems like an intriguing guy. He has great size and solid speed. He is possibly the strongest DB we'll find. (31 reps at 225) We need a backup at SS, and I think that he has a chance there. He has the ability, and needs some coaching.
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#782585 - 04/30/13 11:19 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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Alpin the QB is missing as well.
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#782586 - 04/30/13 11:39 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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Maybe he is just working out and didn't get an actual contract?

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#782587 - 05/01/13 12:06 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: cfrs15]
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I thought it was reported that he had signed as an UDFA.

If he hasn't, then this whole off-season is a bust, and everyone should be fired.

Nah, but I do like the kid, and think that he could be a fit for this team.
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#782588 - 05/01/13 12:18 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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Well, we do have a hole at FS that someone needs to claim, but I've never seen that guy play so I can't say anything about his ability to play football.

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#782589 - 05/01/13 12:30 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: clevesteve]
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I think that he would be more a solid backup at SS than a FS ..... but we have a need there as well. He seems like the kind who could be a special teams demon too.
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#782590 - 05/01/13 08:51 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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Banner said in his presser 17 UDFA but we still might sign a couple more.
So maybe your guys will still be signed.
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#782591 - 05/01/13 09:18 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: clevesteve]
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Well, we do have a hole at FS that someone needs to claim, but I've never seen that guy play so I can't say anything about his ability to play football.




We'll see who, if anybody, we sign before camp starts. However, I think Gipson will get his shot. He played pretty well toward the end of last season. I wouldn't mind seeing his development. We still need depth in that role, however.
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#782592 - 05/01/13 11:44 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: eotab]
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Ricky Tunstall from NFL Draft Scout:
U guys need to youtube him..man he can hit.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/r...3&genpos=SS



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#782593 - 05/01/13 07:49 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: PresidentDawg2]
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Interesting read about Perez Ashford. Maybe he'll stick.

Football Outsiders Article

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#782594 - 05/07/13 09:14 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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YT, they've been wrong before, but Spotrac has McWethy with the Browns.

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/cleveland-browns/cap-hit/

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#782595 - 05/07/13 12:12 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: clevesteve]
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It's weird that the Browns don't have him with him then.
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#782596 - 05/07/13 12:19 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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lol yep you're right. i wonder what they're using as a basis for that.

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#782597 - 05/07/13 12:28 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: clevesteve]
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His college website has an article up stating that he has signed with the Browns,

http://www3.uwplatt.edu/news/mcwethy-signs-free-agent-contract-cleveland-browns

Then in the article it just says that he has agreed to join them. (but not that he has actually signed)

I hope that it was just an oversight on the part of the Browns.
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#782598 - 05/07/13 01:11 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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The Browns main sight is seemingly always that last to report this kinda stuff..
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#782599 - 05/07/13 04:02 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: eotab]
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Dog ate his contract?
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#782600 - 05/07/13 04:08 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: Bard Dawg]
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Dog ate his contract?




I wondered where my dog went, he always ate my homework ...
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#782601 - 05/07/13 04:14 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: PastorMarc]
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Dog ate his contract?




I wondered where my dog went, he always ate my homework ...




Fido is moving up in the world.

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#782602 - 05/07/13 04:22 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: Kingcob]
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Dog ate his contract?




I wondered where my dog went, he always ate my homework ...




Fido is moving up in the world.




Many years ago I had a friend whose dog ate his girlfriend's panties.

They had been ........ intimate .... and were getting dressed, and there was his dog lying on the floor at the foot of the bed, chewing, ripping, shredding, and eating her panties.

He told me about it the next time I saw him. He thought it was hilarious. Evidently his girlfriend didn't think it was that funny. lol
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#782603 - 05/08/13 10:50 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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Could we have gotten a massive steal in Chris Faulk?

I hope so. Could you imagine him fully recovered, playing Guard next to Schwartz?

Free-agent signee Chris Faulk eager to prove his real value to Cleveland Browns | cleveland.com
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ss..._special-report

WEST MONROE, La. – Chris Faulk will not arrive at the Browns training facility on Thursday saddled with regret.

The LSU offensive tackle said he’s at peace with the devastating 2012 knee injury that caused a projected early-round pick to slide all the way out of the draft, a tumble that cost him millions in guaranteed money. He’s also comfortable with his decision not to return to college for one more season to restore his draft status and potentially recoup some of the lost money.

“I’m not looking back,” Faulk said in a phone interview Tuesday. “I’m just anxious to play football again. I love the game and I love to compete.”

The 6-6, 325-pounder said his right knee, which required two surgeries to repair, is healthy and he expects to be a full participant in this weekend’s rookie minicamp that opens Friday. The team, however, might approach his return more cautiously given the severity of the injury and his level of fitness. Faulk was unable to work out for scouts at LSU’s pro day.

It’s believed 16 teams inquired about him after the draft and the Browns beat out another AFC squad that projected him as a 2014 starter. The Browns, who appear set at tackle with perennial All-Pro Joe Thomas and Mitchell Schwartz, might experiment with Faulk at guard.

The Slidell, La., native prefers tackle, where he earned second-team, all-SEC honors as sophomore, but is open to a position change. Faulk has a thick build and strong hands. He might have been a first-round pick had he returned for his senior season even as several draft analysts observed his footwork and technique need polishing.

Faulk enters minicamp as the most intriguing of the Browns’ 18 undrafted free agents.

“They are getting a player who’s going to play 15-plus years – and cheap early on, too,” said edge rusher Barkevious Mingo, the Browns' first-round pick and Faulk teammate at LSU. “(The Browns) realize the steal they just got. They are happy, they are fired up.

“I know what he’s got; I know what he can do,” added Mingo, who often lined up across from Faulk in practice. “He’s going to have a long career playing in this league.”

Mingo is a bit biased. The two teammates are good friends, and have been housemates for the past several months. He chauffeured Faulk around Baton Rouge while the offensive lineman required crutches. But given the league’s intense free-agent interest in Faulk, his teammate’s scouting report is more than a cursory endorsement.

Faulk received a $10,000 signing bonus. That figure would have been exponentially higher had he not torn two knee ligaments in practice after the Tigers’ season opener.

“It was the scariest moment of my life,” he said.

Even after the injury, NFLdraftscout.com rated Faulk the No. 11 offensive tackle and the No. 112 player overall. But more than a few college football analysts were surprised Faulk declared for draft.

The potential for re-injury weighed heavily in his thinking. He already was leaning toward turning pro, Faulk said, and the gruesome knee injury to South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore on Oct. 27 buttressed the decision.

A Tennessee defender submarined Lattimore and the impact left the nation’s top college back with three torn knee ligaments and a dislocated knee cap. He had suffered a torn ACL on the other knee a season earlier. The San Francisco 49ers, who had a league-high 14 draft picks, selected Lattimore in the fourth round.

“His injury opened my eyes up again,” Faulk said. “I talked to my family about it and we thought this was the best decision for me.”

Faulk rehabbed at LSU and the Performance Athletes facility in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He’s also been examined by renowned orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews.

The lineman invited family and friends to his home on the last day of the draft, but insisted he wasn’t disappointed by the outcome. He talked with many teams on April 27 and decided the Browns afforded him the best opportunity.

“That’s where I want to be,” Faulk said. “My heart belongs to Cleveland.”
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#782604 - 05/09/13 02:57 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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Nice article, I hope he excels and becomes a mainstay for us

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#782605 - 05/09/13 09:28 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: ScottPlayersFacemask]
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Nice article, I hope he excels and becomes a mainstay for us




Second this.
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#782606 - 05/09/13 09:34 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: dawglover05]
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OK, I third it. Seems focused and HUNGRY.....best of luck.....maybe our next Pro Bowler like Cribbs.....want to is very important......GO Browns!!!!
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#782607 - 05/09/13 10:10 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: hitt]
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Faulk sounds like a great addition even if we end up putting him on IR for a year. Upgrade on Cousins I would believe n would love to have him reach his potential n man the LG position. In between Joe T n Mack...Making our OL JT, Faulk, Mack, Lava, Schwartz...strong n a little nasty! At least this is a kid with talent who dropped due to injury...heal up n we might have a STEAL as the article states...not like our History with UDFA bonus babies like Mitchell??? we all got excited about n he never made it as he was too fat n slow.

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#782608 - 05/09/13 10:38 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: eotab]
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Just clicking

One of my biggest fears as I look around this roster is the complete dearth of back ups behind Schwartz and Thomas. If either of them go down, our O is in trouble. Especially Thomas.

Not that either of the O Tackles we picked up can be expected to fill his shoes, but we gotta have something better than what we have just in case.

So taking a flyer on this guy that showed so much promise seems like a very worth while pickup.

That and who knows if either can roll into a O Guard role.. we'll see. Either way, good pick up with little downside.
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#782609 - 05/09/13 10:40 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: Damanshot]
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I think that's why they went with Gilkey in the draft. He should be able to fill in better than anyone else on our roster at LT or RT, and can push the guards as well.

I don't think Ryan Miller makes the team. Guy kinda moves like Frankenstein out there.

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#782610 - 05/09/13 10:50 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: clevesteve]
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I don't think Ryan Miller makes the team. Guy kinda moves like Frankenstein out there.





LOL...I like it.

I like Faulk as well. He was one of the better line players in the SEC. If you are that, you have a little something going for you.

Let's hope the knee is ready to go...I like the idea of the Browns getting a few steals here and there. It speeds up the process.
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#782611 - 05/09/13 01:27 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: Ballpeen]
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Here is a good breakdown of Faulk. I'm not posting the whole article since I think it's necessary to see the pics:

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#782612 - 05/09/13 02:05 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: dawglover05]
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Here is a good breakdown of Faulk. I'm not posting the whole article since I think it's necessary to see the pics:

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Glover thanks for the link. After reading, it seemed like the author/analyzer was describing a RG rather than a RT.

Faulk is a good choice. If he makes the team, he'll be a work in process allowing him to get back into shape. If him and Glikey make it, we could see four OT's on the front line talk about road graders! Richardson can walk into the end-zone!

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#782613 - 05/09/13 05:15 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: bugs]
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According to several outlets and his wikipedia page, Robbie Rouse signed as UDFA with the Browns today.

Interesting player. Short, but strong and quick. Struggled a bit blocking at the senior bowl, but if that's what you're asking him to do, you're doing it wrong.

Had a lot of touches in his career, very productive but rarely faced a defense worth a damn.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/484100/robbie-rouse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Rouse


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#782614 - 05/09/13 06:25 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: bugs]
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Here is a good breakdown of Faulk. I'm not posting the whole article since I think it's necessary to see the pics:

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Glover thanks for the link. After reading, it seemed like the author/analyzer was describing a RG rather than a RT.

Faulk is a good choice. If he makes the team, he'll be a work in process allowing him to get back into shape. If him and Glikey make it, we could see four OT's on the front line talk about road graders! Richardson can walk into the end-zone!







Not to pick, but you don't want 4 tackles on the line. There is some value and skill to being a guard that some if not many tackles couldn't handle.

Contrary to some peoples thinking, guard isn't a throw away position where you stick all the guys who can't play tackle.


There are 5 positions on the offensive line, each with different requirements and skill sets.


As an example....Joe T is one heck of a LT....possibly the best in the game. He would be a mediorce RT at best, and a horrible guard.

The positions aren't as interchangeable as many think.


Faulk isn't a guard. He is a LT who can possibly play RT. I don't see him at guard at all. His skills as a edge pass protector would be wasted and in the scheme of things, he isn't a solid drive blocker. He isn't bad, but he isn't going to plow guys the way he wants.


On interior running plays, guards need to move guys the way intended. At tackle, they can drive defenders the way they are wanting to go.....the back has a chance on the outside to take it in or out. On the interior, there isn't much room or time to adjust. You have to count on some sort of hole being there.
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#782615 - 05/09/13 06:44 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: Ballpeen]
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Faulk isn't a guard. He is a LT who can possibly play RT. I don't see him at guard at all. His skills as a edge pass protector would be wasted and in the scheme of things, he isn't a solid drive blocker. He isn't bad, but he isn't going to plow guys the way he wants.




I agree with you that OT isn't as interchangeable to OG as some think. However, I completely disagree when it comes to Faulk. He doesn't have that quick first step to stop an edge rusher, so he's not a LT at the NFL level. He could be a RT if he was allowed more time to develop. But, he is absolutely crushing when he gets to plow straight into a guy, which is what I want my OG's doing. I think he'll make a fine RG (assuming his knees are okay).
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#782616 - 05/09/13 06:48 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: clevesteve]
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Rouse is a nice, little player....basically this year's version of Adonis Thomas
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#782617 - 05/09/13 07:40 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: clevesteve]
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#782618 - 05/09/13 11:39 PM Re: UDFA's [Re: GMdawg]
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Joe Haden's little brother gets a shot with Browns .....

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ss...t_flyout_sports

Another Haden in town: Cornerback Joe Haden's little brother, Josh, a former Boston College running back, has been invited to rookie camp -- and his big bro couldn't be prouder.


This brings tears 2 my eyes 2 know all my Lil bro eddysback has been threw and now 4 him 2 get a shoot… instagram.com/p/ZF6-BsOCD-/

— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) May 9, 2013
Haden Tweeted out a photo of Josh's nameplate in the Browns' locker room and wrote, "this brings tears to my eyes."

Josh Haden (5-8, 182) began his career as a highly-touted recruit for Boston College, but struggled to make an impact in two seasons. He transferred to Florida in 2010, sitting out a season due to transfer rules. He then transferred to Toledo along with brother Jordan, a cornerback, but never played for the Rockets.

Coming out of high school, he was the third-ranked running back by Rivals.com and opted for Boston College over offers from Florida, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio State and Michigan.

Haden is the second little brother to make the rookie camp list. The first was Paul Kruger's younger brother Dave, a defensive end from Utah signed as an undrafted rookie.
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#782619 - 05/10/13 09:21 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: YTownBrownsFan]
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Haden's brother...lol If he makes our team - positioning ourselves for our future contract negotiations with Haden

Rouse...good little RB excellent Receiver - competition for Lewis n Obg for that 3rd down back. Also return specialist? I like Benjamin's speed. But he is not the toughest guy around.

JMHO We have a lot of competition at certain positions - hope they push each other.
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#782620 - 05/10/13 09:55 AM Re: UDFA's [Re: eotab]
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I will say the biggest guy on the bubble on the offensive side of the ball may be Benjamin. With the acquisition of Bess, Dion Lewis, and a few smaller scat backs, Benjamin's days may be numbered here in Cleveland.
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