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There will be a continuing theme among most of the running backs the Browns were interested in this off-season. They tend to be small, quick, and have good hands. None of them project to be every-down ball carriers.
In other words, after several years of neglect, the Browns are serious about getting a third-down back in this year's draft. This is a special type of runner the Browns haven't really had since Jamel White left the franchise and, before then, ex-Niner third-down back Terry Kirby.
Leon Washington fills the bill. After a stellar campaign as a junior (138 carries, 951 yards), Washington came back down to earth hard with a 97-carry, 430 yard season as a senior. Of more importance to the Browns, perhaps, Washington also had 25 catches for 267 yards and a touchdown.
Washington was referred to by Scout.com draft guru Tony Pauline as "more quick than fast", a shifty runner who can slice through opposing defenses but won't necessarily scamper for a touchdown when he does.
Another asset in Washington's favor: he's known as a team-first guy who would be a positive force in the locker room. We know how the Browns front office feels about players of that ilk: Leon Washington is a name to remember this weekend.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LEON WASHINGTON
- Leon the Legend
- Prospect Profile: Leon Washington
- Scouting the top RB prospects
- Friday NFL Combine Live Feed - Updated 10:36
- Shrine Game Practice Review: East Squad
- Video: Leon Washington
- '06 NFL Draft Watch: Florida State
WHO ARE THE VISITORS?
Visitor #1: Victor Adeyanju*, DE, Indiana (Data
Visitor #2: Brodrick Bunkley, DT, Florida State (Data Sheet)
Visitor #3: Kamerion Wimbley, DE, Florida State (Data Sheet)
Visitor #4: Antoine Bethea*, DB, Howard (Data Sheet)
Visitor #5: Daniel Bullocks, DB, Nebraska (Data Sheet)
Visitor #6: John Busing*, OLB, Miami of Ohio (Data Sheet)
Visitor #7: Vince Young, QB, Texas (Data Sheet)
Visitor #8: Antonio Cromartie, CB, Florida State (Data Sheet)
Visitor #9: Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa (Data Sheet)
Visitor #10: Leon Washington, RB, Florida State
* Late Workout