Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Draft, Free Agency, Rumors and More

Can't wait for the draft? Tired of being a loser and navigating from site to site for the latest rumors? Want to know who the Browns are going to get in the draft and free agency? Well I was a loser and searched all the sites for you, so no need to go any further.

Combine's Top Performers
-Calvin Johnson (WR: Georgia Tech) 4.35 40-yard dash at 6'5" 239 lbs (in a pair of borrowed shoes)
-Adrian Peterson (RB: Oklahoma) 4.38 40 yard dash, 38 1/2 vertical, 10'7" broad jump
-Laron Landry (Safety: LSU) ran a 4.32 40-yard dash
-Chris Houston (CB: Arkansas) ran a 4.35 40-yard dash and also led the DB's with 27 reps
-Chris Henry (RB: Arizona) ran a 4.40 40-yard dash at 230 lbs and also did 26 reps, this was a surprise since he barely even started in college
-Gaines Adams (DE: Clemson) ran a 4.66 40-yard dash and stood out in LB drills as well
-Alan Branch (DL: Michigan) ran a 5.08 at 6'5"3/4 324 lbs and did 33 reps
-Adam Carriker (DL: Nebraska) ran a 4.85 40-yard dash at 6'6" 296 lbs and did 33 reps
-Anthony Gonzalez (WR: Ohio State) ran a 4.44 40-yard dash and had a 38-inch vertical
-Yamon Figures (WR: Kansas State) ran a 4.30 40-yard dash
-Jason Hill (WR: Washington State) ran a 4.32 40-yard dash
-Patrick Willis (LB: Mississippi) ran a 4.51 40-yard dash with 22 reps
-Joe Thomas (OT: Wisconsin) ran a 4.92 40-yard dash and did 28 reps and had 33" vertical
-Justin Blalock (OG: Texas) ran a 5.10 40-yard dash and did 40 bench reps

Some Rumors

ProFootballTalk.com reports that the San Francisco 49er's might already have a deal in place for Baltimore Raven's linebacker Adalius Thomas. Now this would make sense if you were actually allowed to work a deal right now (which you aren't). For those Brown's fans hoping to get Thomas (I would be included), it more than likely will be between us and the 49er's. Let's hope the Phil Savage connection is stronger than the Mike Nolan connection.

It is starting to sound more and more like the Browns will make a push for Kris Dielman, the guard from the San Diego Chargers. Reports out of San Diego have the Browns as one of the main players. Obviously there is a connection with Chudzinski coming over from the Chargers and it might make more sense than the Steinbach signing. Steinbach probably is a more complete player but you are more than likely going to have to pay him tackle money.

Other Free Agents

CB's: Roderick Hood (Eagles), Travis Fisher (Rams).......When a guy named Jereme Perry touches the football field, that means you are probably a little thin at corner. We need a lot of help here. I think you would really have to break the bank to get Nate Clements b/c of the lack of quality corners in this years free ageny pool. Phil will give a long hard look at these two guys, not sign either one of them and then go draft a corner and find out early on he will not be able to play the entire year (DeMario Minter) or one that will fade into obscurity faster than you can say Antonio Perkins.
OG's: Cooper Carlisle (Broncos), Montrae Holland (Saints).......Once again, I do not watch offensive lineman play but scout.com has these two guys in their top 50 free agents and I think they actually do reasearch.
WR: Brandon Stokely (Colts).....Not actually a free agent but look for the Colts to dump his salary to clear up some space. He is the protypical slot reciever. This is one of our most overlooked needs. You have Braylon and Jurevicious with absolutely no proven NFL talent behind them.
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steve sanders said...

You may think we are not deep but you haven't seen me play yet. I am legit.

Anonymous said...

of all the positions on this team, we are probably most complete at the linebacker position. Why would the browns want to invest the money it is going to take to get Adalius Thomas? I'm cool with sticking with Willie for another yean and working the athletic Leon Williams into a Outside Linebacker. I'd rather invest that money in either Clements or Steinbach.

I miss Art Modell said...

Have you seen the money these guys want? Thomas supposedly has an offer for an $18 million signing bonus. Steinbach and Dielman are rumored to get $12 million+ for a signing bonus. Thats insane money for below average talent. Steinbach is the only one you can argue would be worth something close to that.

Jeremy G said...

Since posting this article the Akron Beacon Journal reported that we will primarily be going after Eric Steinbach and Nate Clements. I would probably go with the ABJ's reporting over mine. Once again, for the worst and most inaccurate rumors, please visit our site at cursedcleveand.com

Bitter said...

I think the Browns need to totally revamp the entire team, meaning cut everyone and just start all over. O wait we've already done that twice already. Ok, then maybe Steinbach and Clements works for me.

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