Crennel, Savage Happy with Draft

At the end of the day on Sunday, the Browns went home pleased...

Berea—Phil Savage and Romeo Crennel assessed their second draft after it was over and both felt the Browns are definitely better than they were prior to it.

"All in all, it was a very solid draft," Savage said. "All of our picks made sense. We were well pleased in some of the positions we were able to address."

The Browns added 10 players over the course of two days. They picked up six defensive players and four offensive players. Three players were linebackers, one defensive lineman, two defensive backs, one offensive lineman, one running back, one fullback and one wide receiver.

"We were able to identify some of the areas we wanted to address," Crennel said. "They are not only good football players but they can address some of the needs we have."

Crennel thinks the Browns added some players who can make an immediate contribution.

"If we can get the first day guys make a contribution and maybe some of the second day guys, we'll be happy," he said.

Savage wanted to upgrade the front seven and he thinks the Browns have.

"Our front seven has at least the potential to turn the corner," he said.

Crennel agreed.

"I think we're a little better than we were a couple of weeks ago," he said. "Now, you have to take it from paper to the field."

Savage was impressed overall with the players selected.

"All 10 guys we picked have played at the major college level," he said. "I don't know how many home runs we hit, but we definitely made contact."

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