Cribbs Impresses Early

While it's a challenge to switch positions while going from college to the pros, the Browns already have two players who have made the transition from quarterback to receiver on the roster: Frisman Jackson and Richard Alston. Could local product Josh Cribbs be the third? It's early, but the Kent State product already has the eye of head coach Romeo Crennel...

Joshua Cribbs has caught the eye of Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel.

The former Kent State quarterback was asked to make the switch to wide receiver when he signed as an un-drafted free agent last week.

As it turns out, Cribbs has impressed Crennell as much with his passing as he has with his potential as a pass catcher during the first two days of rookie mini-camp.

"(Cribbs) is interesting. I noticed him, particularly when he was throwing the ball today," said Crennel. "He has a nice arm and nice tightness to his ball. You never know. He told me he was going to work at being a receiver, but we'll see what happens.

"We had a kid similar to him with the Jets in Ray Lucas. He was a quarterback in college  We put him on special teams. We had him being a wide receiver and a defensive back, and then finally he ended up playing quarterback in a game. You never can tell, but Josh is interesting."

That was music to Cribbs' ears.

"It's nice to know that quarterback isn't out of the picture," he said.

But as much as Cribbs would love to go back to his favorite position, he is now completely focused on learning everything he can about playing wide receiver at the pro level. He has spent a big chunk of the first two days of mini-camp talking picking the brain first-round pick Braylan Edwards.

"I'm learning from the best," said Cribbs. "Braylan and all of the wide receivers have been great about giving me feedback and critiquing me about what I'm doing wrong. I've asked them to critique me and I told them I'm not going to get mad. I need that negative feedback if I'm going to get better and put my best foot forward."

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