According to Crennel, the third-round pick from Akron could be trying a bit too hard in his first chance to work with his new team.
"Charlie is a little tight," said Crennel. "He wants to impress. He is a local guy, so he was strong arming the ball a little bit. But I like Charlie's size and his attitude, and I think he'll be ok."
Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown has a hopes Frye can be more than just o.k.
"We drafted a kid I heard about with glowing remarks in Frye," said Brown, who was in Berea Saturday to watch mini-camp and speak to this year's rookie crop. "We don't know what his potential is. He could be a tremendous find."
Brown likes the idea of Frye learning behind a veteran like Trent Dilfer.
"It's kind of exciting, the two of them as a tandem," said Brown. "One is steady. An old pro who knows what he is doing. The other has potential that we don't even know how far he can go. I like that prospect."
BROWN ON BRAYLAN - Jim Brown spent most of Saturday's morning practice watching Braylan Edwards from the sidelines and marveling at the No. 1 pick's potential.
"I was amazed at his body," said Brown. "You look at a wide receiver with that kind of body, that kind of speed, that kind of attitude and intelligence, it's really wonderful to see."