All of the Cleveland Browns’ offseason activities leading up to training camp are in the books. Shortly after training camp starts, we will look at five players whose stocks have dropped, and five players whose stocks have risen.
Through the team’s OTAs and minicamps to date, it’s almost impossible for anyone’s stock to be down, particularly since we know the order of the rep distributions in those sessions don’t mean anything. But, we can take a look at five winners from the Browns’ offseason programs — that is, players who appear to have boosted their stock a little.
Note: This list is in no particular order.
- QB Brock Osweiler – The fact that Osweiler is on this list is not an indictment of the other three quarterbacks on the roster. But when Osweiler was first acquired by the Browns, I think a lot of us loved the 2nd round pick, but laughed at the notion that Osweiler would actually stay with the club long enough to compete for the starting QB job. He is still here, and the press has been more good than bad through the offseason programs. After having seen all the quarterbacks, over the weekend, Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer said, “Of the three quarterbacks, I’d start Osweiler if the season opened tomorrow.”
- WR Ricardo Louis – Cleveland really wanted Corey Coleman, their first-round pick from a year ago, to take advantage of as many offseason reps as possible so he could be a key element of the offense this year. But instead, he fell on a football and has had to defer those reps to Louis, last year’s fourth-round pick. Kenny Britt has also had some rest, creating more opportunities for…
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