Through one full week of training camp practice sessions, the coaching staff of the Cleveland Browns have been moving players and changing their roles on a consistent basis.
Rotating players with different units and multiple positions enables this staff the opportunity to gauge not only the ability of a player, but also allows the players to stretch their versatility.
Starting roles for positions such as the QB, WR, C, RG, RT and DE spots are far from solidified, but from sessions we are gaining insight to the process of the Browns under head coach Eric Mangini.
Based on the rotational situations and the reps taken by each player with a respective unit, here is the initial training camp depth chart based on observation and charting of players at position, reps and camp progress.
(I'd be greatly surprised if Quinn does not win the job coming out of camp. Ratliff keeps doing everything well but is not in the race for the starting role at this time.)
(Lewis is the starter, but the young guns pushing the veteran)
(Vickers is one of the best blocking FBs in the league)
(The interesting role could come down to Walker and Rucker, as Royal and Heiden are solid)
(The unknown role of Patten and Furrey's solid camp could shake up the depth landscape, Cribbs also factoring in. This position is in constant change.)
(After Thomas, depth is questionable and Steinbach has taken reps at LT along with St. Clair and Foster)
(Hadnot injury only solidifies Steinbach's place -- and it shouldn't have been an issue to start with.)
(The organization expects Mack to rise to the challenge and dethrone Fraley)
(Womack is having a very good camp)
RT - John ST. Clair, George Foster, Branndon Braxton
(Ryan Tucker could factor here, St. Clair has done well, Foster has not and Braxton is raw)
(Coleman is a system player and plays the role well, while Williams is the great unknown presently and Thomas should stick)
(Rogers and Rubin are set)
(A healthy Smith starts, but Mosely and Leonard provide depth. If anything we are learning, the defensive line is a rotation and we could see Williams and Smith change roles.)
(Bowens and Hall are keepers)
(After Barton and Veikune, the others are in a precarious position)
(After Jackson, the depth is questionable and the LBs on the team will play multiple roles)
(After Wimbley, either Brown or Benard could play themselves onto the roster)
(The first four CBs appear solid)
(No question Elam and Pool are the starters)
P - Dave Zastudil
PK - Phil Dawson
LS - Ryan Pontbriand