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Question No. 2: Will Jerome Ford be the No. 2 back now?

There has been some chatter in recent days that the Browns are comfortable with Jerome Ford being the No. 2 back going into the season. He was drafted out of Cincinnati and while he was the team's primary kick returner last year, he only carried the ball eight times for 12 yards. That's not exactly, what you might want to see if you knew he'd be the potential No. 2 guy.

Ford had a good career in college and has some of the same strengths to his game as Kareem Hunt had in the past. He can catch the ball coming out of the backfield and could become that third-down back.

In college, he was used a lot in the Bearcat offense being a workhorse for the team. He carried the ball 215 times going for 1,319 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also was used in the passing game where he caught 21 passes for 220 yards.

While all this would project out as being a good thing to come if he does take on the No. 2 back, Ford hasn't really taken a load of carries where anyone can safely say he'll be the guy. We are all hoping he can take on that role but we won't really know until we see it. I believe he can take on this new more important role with the team but not considering some alternatives would be a mistake.