Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns provide reasons for hope
By Thomas Moore
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Wednesday, May 4.
The Browns front office is a smart group
"Sometimes the guys who try to be the smartest guys in the room really are the smartest guys."
Draft provides a sense of optimism for the Browns
"There is no guarantee that all, or even any of the Browns draft picks turn out to be great moves. But the selection of 14 players gives some hope that there are possibly some potential stars in the bunch."
Where will Emmanuel Ogbah line up?
"The Cleveland Browns will be looking to maximize Emmanuel Ogbah’s athleticism to help solve their pass rush problems."
Browns may like more than just Baylor’s players (NFL Spin Zone)
"After signing Robert Griffin III in free agency and then adding both Corey Coleman and Spencer Drango in the NFL Draft, the Browns may have eyes on Baylor’s offense, too."
Scooby Wright ready to make most of his opportunity (clevelandbrowns.com)
"Scooby Wright III’s focus is permanently shifted to the present and future. He’s never had a reason to lament on the past, only on how he can thrive amid less than ideal circumstances."
Give Browns draft a “B” with an arrow through the roof (cleveland.com)
"Not many of the experts loved the Browns draft. In fact, most didn’t like it very much."
Top 10 QBs to talk about before the 2017 NFL Draft (CBS Sports)
"Some words of advice for the fine, young quarterbacks available in next year’s draft: Get some rest. You’re about to be wrung out."
Miami Dolphins unveil radical idea for rookie minicamp (Miami Herald)
"The Miami Dolphins will have their eight draft picks and 10 undrafted free agents in town beginning Thursday, and rookie minicamp will go from Friday to Sunday. And the rookies will not touch the field at the team’s training facility once during those three days. No pads. No helmets. No practice during minicamp. No, really. This is happening. And it is really smart. And radical."
Resetting the NFL trade market (ESPN)
"OK, so as it turns out, just about every one of the big-name players who were in line for a possible draft-day trade stayed put. That’s disappointing. It’s also foolish to think that the end of the draft also will bring an end to the trade rumors. The market may have changed as teams filled some of their needs, but there are still cranky players around the league who would be better off in new locales."