Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from rookie minicamp
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns have gone through their rookie minicamp, and here are three takeaways from the weekend in Berea.
The Cleveland Browns completed their rookie minicamp over the weekend, giving the coach staff its first opportunity to take a look at 13 of the 14 draft picks, the 10 undrafted free agents, five tryout players and eight first-year rostered players.
The only draft pick missing on the field was offensive lineman Shon Coleman, the team’s third-round draft pick and presumptive starting right tackle this fall. (More on him in a bit.)
“These guys have really been eager to learn,” head coach Hue Jackson told the team’s website. “They’ll work. They take constructive criticism well. They don’t run from it. They understand that there are things that they need to improve on.
“It is a very talented group, which we knew heading in, but at the same time, you never really know until you see them do what you want them to do. I am excited about this class. This class is definitely a group that we can build with, a group that is going to help our football team get better in a lot of areas, but again, they still have some improving to do and they have to improve fast to contribute to our team.”
Now that the rookies have had their first taste of life in the NFL, the Browns will move on to Organized Team Activities this week from Tuesday through Thursday, then again on May 24-26, and on May 31 and June 1-2.
Those are voluntary for veterans, with the mandatory minicamp will take place from June 7-9 before the players have their last extended break before the start of training camp.
While many of the players who took the field over the weekend in Berea may never pick up another orange helmet, and it is difficult to take too much from three days of practicing against air, here are three takeaways to follow in the coming weeks.
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