RB Montario Hardesty to Start for the Browns?

Cleveland Browns Rookie Mini CampDespite the prevailing thought that running back Jerome Harrison will be the feature back in the Browns’ offense next season, Jonathan Dove of NFLMocks.com thinks rookie running back Montario Hardesty will end up getting the bulk of the carries. Here’s what Dove had to say:

Hardesty is a tough runner that always fights for extra yards.  He excels at running inside the tackles and utilizes his good vision to find the open holes.  While at Tennessee he played in a pro style offense where he was asked to run routes out of the backfield and most importantly pass block.

This is just another great endorsement of the Browns’ second-round pick out of Tennessee. I think there is a possibility that he could end the season with the majority of the carries, because there are still question marks surrounding Harrison. Sure, he had 561 yards rushing in the last three games of the season, but will he be dependable over the course of the entire season? If not, Hardesty could start stealing away some carries of the non-goal-line kind.

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