Player-By-Player Minicamp Impressions

What you really wanted to know from rookie mini-camp... how are these new athletes looking as football players? Lane Adkins took in every moment of practice and gives his impressions...

C Alex Mack: Mack displayed quickness and agility in individual drills this past weekend. The rookie center has done nothing to disappoint through the initial rookie minicamp sessions. A legitimate challenge will occur when the rookie faces-off against veterans in drills

WR Brian Robiskie: Robiskie was fluid, quick and impressive in individual and pass-receiving drills. Awaiting the rookie WR having to face some press coverage in sessions to further gauge his status. The Ohio State product felt the wrath of dropping a ball in a Friday session, resulting in the rookie WR having to run a lap around the practice field.

WR Mohamed Massaquoi: Massaquoi may be the most explosive WR in rookie camp. The rookie runs through cuts hard and appears to accelerate through the routes. Massaquoi has caught everything thrown his way and has been on the receiving end of coaching-up in sessions.

OLB David Veikune:
Questions regarding the athleticism of this rookie OLB are quickly subsiding. Veikune has displayed very impressive speed, quickness and agility, as well as being fluid in drops. On numerous occasions, Veikune was on the receiving end of complimentary comments from members of the coaching staff.

ILB Kaluka Maiava:
This may not be USC, but this perceived undersized and not-as-skilled ILB has been increasingly impressive over the course of the weekend. Play recognition and preparation are the keys to success for Maivia, who has stepped-up his game during individual and tackling positioning drills.

DB Don Carey:
Long and lanky, much more so due to long arms and strides, Carey has been consistent in weekend drills. This DB takes good angles and is quicker and faster than the stopwatch indicates. Carey looks solid in individual drills; let's see what Carey has to offer when the offense and defense begin to battle.

CB Coye Francies:
Much like Carey, Francies possesses great length and displays signs that he is well-versed in coverage. He played the position like a WR in individual drills. Francies shows a very good burst within the initial five-yard range and has shown the potential to make up ground in pursuit. Again like Carey, we need to see if Francies' ability translates to coverage when WR's and CB's battle in 7-on-7 and 11-on 11 drills.

RB James Davis:
From the onset of rookie minicamp, Davis has been tremendous. Displaying exceptional one-cut quickness and vision, Davis has shown the ability to run with power. In individual drills, this rookie RB appears to be solid and the next challenge is when the offense and defense face-off.

DB Bryan Williams:
Williams is quite athletically gifted with the ability to adapt and be versatile. Possessing explosive quickness and vision, Williams has been electrifying at times in the return game thus far. His ability to catch and carry the ball, as well as improving defending skills, make Williams an interesting prospect. His versatility could be key to the player advancing in the minicamp process.

WR Jordan Norwood:
Norwood could become the surprise player among the undrafted free agent signings for the Browns. The rookie receiver has done nothing but display the uncanny speed, quickness and shiftiness that a team seeks from a slot receiver. Norwood has run routes well and caught everything thrown his way in drills this weekend. If Norwood was the size and stature of Robiskie or Massaquoi, he would not be in Cleveland as an undrafted free agent.

OL Marlon Davis:
The Alabama product came to rookie minicamp with something to prove to teams bypassing him in the draft. Somewhat lumbering, Davis' footwork and agility improved over the course of the weekend as the offensive lineman quickly picked-up on coaching. Firing off the ball well, Davis is a developmental prospect who has the size and temperament to progress.


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