Week One Depth Chart

Lane Adkins has peered into his crystal beer bong, and come up with an idea of what the depth chart may look like after one week of training camp.

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.

OFFENSE

QB - Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson, Brett Ratliff, Richard Bartel

(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.)

RB - Jamal Lewis, Jerome Harrison, James Davis, Noah Herron

(Lewis is the starter, but the young guns pushing the veteran)

FB - Lawrence Vickers, Charles Ali

(Vickers is one of the best blocking FBs in the league)

TE - Robert Royal, Steve Heiden, Aaron Walker, Martin Rucker, John Madsen

(The interesting role could come down to Walker and Rucker, as Royal and Heiden are solid)

WR - Braylon Edwards, Mike Furrey, David Patten, Mohamed Massaquoi, Brian Robiskie, Josh Cribbs, Lance Leggett, Paul Hubbard, Jordan Norwood (Syndric Steptoe - injured / Donte Stallworth - suspended)

(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.)

LT - Joe Thomas, Isaac Sowells

(After Thomas, depth is questionable and Steinbach has taken reps at LT along with St. Clair and Foster)

LG - Eric Steinbach, Dustin Fry, Fred Weary (Rex Hadnot - injured)

(Hadnot injury only solidifies Steinbach's place -- and it shouldn't have been an issue to start with.)

C - Hank Fraley, Alex Mack

(The organization expects Mack to rise to the challenge and dethrone Fraley)

RG - Floyd Womack, Ryan Tucker, Kurt Quarterman

(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)

DEFENSE

RDE - Keynon Coleman, Corey Williams, Santonio Thomas

(Coleman is a system player and plays the role well, while Williams is the great unknown presently and Thomas should stick)

NT - Shaun Rogers, Ahtyba Rubin, Melila Purcell, Adam Hoppel

(Rogers and Rubin are set)

LDE - Robaire Smith, C.J. Mosely, Louis Leonard

(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.)

LOLB - David Bowens, Alex Hall, Phil Hunt

(Bowens and Hall are keepers)

LILB - Eric Barton, David Veikune, Leon Williams, Blake Costanzo

(After Barton and Veikune, the others are in a precarious position)

RILB - D'Qwell Jackson, Beau Bell, Kaluka Maiava, Bo Ruud

(After Jackson, the depth is questionable and the LBs on the team will play multiple roles)

ROLB - Kamerion Wimbley, Titus Brown, Marcus Benard

(After Wimbley, either Brown or Benard could play themselves onto the roster)

CB - Eric Wright, Brandon McDonald, Corey Ivy, Rod Hood, Hank Poteat, Coye Francies, Gerald Lawson, Brandon Anderson

(The first four CBs appear solid)

S - Abe Elam, Brodney Pool, Mike Adams, Hamza Abdullah, Nick Sorensen, Bret Lockett

(No question Elam and Pool are the starters)

P - Dave Zastudil

PK - Phil Dawson

LS - Ryan Pontbriand


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