Two more players are set to visit the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio over the next couple of days, TheOBR.com has learned. Neither player is a first-round pick, but both could be extremely useful additions to the Browns roster as early as 2006 if they are selected.
Joseph is a versatile lineman who this year moved from offensive guard to tackle at the request of his team. At consensus All-Big 12 player at tackle, Joseph might have been ranked higher at guard if he had been able to play the position all year. Being a bit more versatile, however, has never been an issue with most NFL clubs. Joseph got even more attention at the NFL combine, where he placed at the top of the list on most agility tests.
The OBR has also learned that Washington State running back Jerome Harrison will be visiting Cleveland today. He also received attention from the Jets, Broncos, Jaguars, Bengals, Falcons, Bucs, and Seahawks at the combine.
Harrison is expected to fall in the draft due to his size (5' 9", 201) and playing on a weak Washington State team in a defensively dubious conference.
Still, his Harrison's numbers are simply outstanding. Coming into WSU from junior college as a change-of-pace back and special teams player, Harrison instead led the Cougars with 900 yards in just five starts. He also caught ten passes for 69 yards and ran back ten kickoffs for 172 yards.
In 2005, Harrison rolled up 1,900 yards rushing yards and sixteen touchdowns, while also catching 24 passes for 206 yards. Harrison rushed for over 100 yards in each game, and ran for over 200 yards four times.
In addition to being a change-of-pace back for the Browns, Harrison could also help the team fill the team's vacancy as a "third-down back", a role which right now is likely to be filled by third-year player Jason Wright.