The Senior Bowl practices were held this week and both Browns GM Andrew Berry and Assistant GM Glenn Cook were in Mobile Alabama to evaluate talent. To assist in the evaluation process, two Browns coaches are on the coaching staff, Callie Brownson is a wide receivers coach and Ephraim Banda is a defensive backs coach. The most important part of this week is the practices. Front office personnel and coaches have a better view of the players in one-on-one and team drills. Last year Browns draft picks right tackle Dawand Jones and defensive end Isaiah McGuire both participated in the Senior Bowl. Which players might interest the Browns?
Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan. A vertical route runner with 4.3 speed. Can play inside and outside.
Ray Davis, RB, Kentucky. A powerful running back who plays well between the tackles and on the outside. A very good receiver.
Jah’Quan Jackson, WR, Tulane. A speedy slot receiver. who will put pressure on defensive backs with his quickness off the line of scrimmage.
Jared Wiley, TE, TCU. At 6’6″ he’s a large target who is a reliable run blocker.
Javon Foster, OT, Missouri. He is a better run blocker than a pass blocker but has the quickness and hand placement to develop his pass blocking.
Javion Cohan, OG, Miami Fl. Covers a lot of ground and is strong at the point of attack.
Michael Hall, DT, Ohio State. A quick undersized player who can rush the passer and play the run effectively.
DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke. Can be an effective inside pass rusher, but his strength is his run defense.
Austin Booker, ED, Kansas. Raw and inexperienced, but with added weight can develop into an inside/outside defensive lineman.
Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky. Strong downhill player with a nose for the football. Has pass rush abilities.
Marist Liufau, LB, ND. Classic run-stopping linebacker who plays well in coverage.
Cole Bishop, S, Utah. Plays very well in man coverage and is excellent at stopping the run.
Sione Vaki, S, Utah. A special athlete who has the all-around abilities to play either strong or free safety.
Again this year the Browns don’t have a first-round draft pick but do have a second-round pick (54). The last two years Andrew Berry has traded their second-round pick (Amari Cooper & Elijah Moore) and he might do it again. So the pick in the third round and the day three picks have added importance. Last year Berry did very well with his day three picks (Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Dewand Jones, Cameron Mitchell). I trust this front office to continue this trend.