Based on his conversations with team and league sources, Lane Adkins provides a listing of players that the Browns will be considering during the third-round of the April 26th draft. Here are <A HREF="http://browns.theinsiders.com/2/105102.html">the second-round names from yesterday</A>!
With less than two weeks remaining before the college player draft, the Browns personnel department have been busy evaluating the players that could make-or-break the team in 2003 and beyond. Utilizing Davis' philosophy of building the team through the draft and supplementing the roster through free agency, the team seeks to make some impact selections to make up for weak drafts in prior years.
Over the next week, with the assistance of league scouts and information compiled through league and team sources, we will cut loose with the list of targeted players for the Browns in the 2003 draft. We will relay who have been told the Browns have expressed an interest in - as well as the round that Browns could look to select the player in.
Today we will list with eight players that the Browns have shown an interest in that could available in the second round and two players that could create trade possibilities.
The Browns don't intend to strictly draft for need. Butch Davis and Pete Garcia are said to want to select the best player available, regardless of position. Noting this, the Browns clearly need help in the defensive secondary, linebacker, and offensive line.
The players the Browns select and when is soley based on the progress of the draft and this interest list is only to provide the reader with insight as to what the Browns have been doing this off-season in regards to the college player draft.
THIRD ROUND PLAYERS OF INTEREST
Montrae Holland (OG, Florida State)
Players that the team has expressed interest in that may not be available unless the team trades up in round three or late round two:
- Lane Adkins