5 Best Cleveland Browns sixth-round draft picks since 1999
No. 2: Lawrence Vickers, FB
Coming in at number two in the best sixth-round draft picks the Cleveland Browns have made since 1999…is Lawrence Vickers. The fullback out of Colorado was selected in the sixth round by the Browns in 2006.
It is fitting that Vickers’ name is being brought up as it is currently fullback SZN in Cleveland and that position has become sexy again thanks to the hiring of head coach Kevin Stefanski. Vickers was the last true fullback to have any success in Cleveland since the team returned to the NFL in 1999.
Vickers was everything you wanted a fullback to be. He was a hard-nosed bulldozer who wasn’t afraid to get dirty. Exactly the type of player that would be celebrated in Cleveland. On top of his blue-collar appeal, Vickers also had good hands, which are a quality not usually associated with fullbacks. It didn’t hurt that Vickers also looked the part at 6-foot-0 and 250 pounds.
Vickers will be most remembered for his role in helping Jamal Lewis rush for 2,306 yards during their first two years playing together. Vickers was the Browns fullback for five seasons and has been missed ever since he left in 2011.
Because he played fullback there is not a ton of statistical value to associate with Vickers, but such is the life for those who do the dirty work. That dirty work lands Vickers at number two on this list.