2023 Senior Bowl, Players To Watch
The annual Senior Bowl has begun in Mobile, Alabama. Players were officially weighed and measured; practice began Tuesday. The Browns will be represented on the coaching staff by Offensive quality control coach Ashton Grant as the wide receivers coach of the national team and Bill Willis Diversity coaching fellow Israel Woolfolk as the quarterback coach for the American team.
Of course, Browns GM is there to watch practices and conduct player interviews. Because of the lack of a first-round pick, this year’s Senior Bowl is very important for building the 2023 roster. Here are six players in positions of need the Browns might be interested in drafting on days two and three.
Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin, 6’4″, 314 lbs. Benton is a run-stopping nose tackle. He’s limited in his pass-rushing ability but has the quickness to improve this aspect of his game. Interior offensive linemen find him to be an unmovable object. Benton anchors the point of attack and has the speed to reset at the line of scrimmage. Could be available in the fourth round.
Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green, 6’3″, 303 lbs. Brooks is a versatile defensive lineman who played edge in college but during the first practice on Tuesday was moved inside. Very productive as a pass rusher. Boom or bust as a run defender but under the right coaching could be more consistent. Some scouts may question his MAC competition. Could be available fifth or sixth round.
Zach Harrison, DE, Ohio State, 6’6″, 272 lbs.
Harrison has the size and speed to rush the quarterback. His length is a great asset. Has strong hands and even when he doesn’t get a sack can apply pressure. His only drawbacks are he can be late getting off the ball and sometimes takes plays off. He can show flashes of dominance. Could be available in the third round.
Keion White, DE, Georgia Tech, 6’5″, 280 lbs. White moves extremely well for his size. Very athletic and is new to the position. Shows incredible upside, has positional versatility and could become a three-down player. Raw and developmental. Could be available in the third or fourth round.
Rashee Rice, WR, SMU, 6’3″, 206 lbs. Rice has great ball skills, size and athleticism. He can make defenders miss and is very good after the catch. Versatile enough to play anywhere on the field. Needs to work on his route running. As a rookie, he’s a good third or fourth option who could work his way to being a starter. Could be available in the second round.
Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton, 6’3″, 212 lbs. Iosivas was an All-American track star at Princeton. An elite athlete who uses his size and speed extremely well. He has great ball skills and can get big yardage after the catch. Very strong hands. He’s not a great run blocker and can be a little stiff in his route running. Scouts question his competition. He could be available in the third to fourth round.
GM Andrew Berry has shown he can find talent on the second and third days of the draft. He’ll need to take full advantage this year.