Browns Draft Interests

With a help from our friends at TFY Draft Preview, here is our list of nearly two dozen potential draftees who have interested the Cleveland Browns, dating back to Senior Bowl workouts. This list is based on observations at workouts, interviews with the players themselves, and published articles.

This time of year, there are a lot of asides in the press about players of potential interest to the Browns. With the Browns Interest Tracker, we will attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff.

At present, for example, there has been nothing reported that ties the Browns to linebacker Boss Bailey. There have been feature articles on Bailey in the local press, but we have not seen anything that indicates that the Browns are particularly interested in that player. We will add players to this listing when we get evidence that the team's interest in the player has been evidenced through an interview, presence at a workout, or comments by team officials.


Interest By Position (22 Players to Date)

6 - Offensive Line (OT/OG/C)
2 - Tight End
1 - Wide Receiver
0 - Running Back
1 - Quarterback
0 - Punter / Kicker
1 - Defensive Tackle
4 - Defensive End
3 - Linebacker
2 - Safety
3 - Cornerback


Offensive Line

Eric Steinbach, OG/OT, Iowa
TFY Draft Preview initially reported that the Browns were interested in Steinbach at the Senior Bowl at Mobile. Jeff Schudel and others have since reported that the Browns interviewed Steinbach at the Senior Bowl.

Jordan Gross, OT, Utah.
The team's official site offered that Gross interviewed with the Browns at the Senior Bowl. While the team's interest in Gross makes sense, most draft boards have him being taken (perhaps as high as #3) well before the Browns pick.

Montrae Holland, OG, Florida State
The team's official site offered that Holland interviewed with the Browns at the Senior Bowl.

Tony Pashos, OT, Illinois
Multiple reports have stated that the Browns were interested in Pashos and talked to him at the Senior Bowl

Jeremy Bridges, OT, Southern Miss
TFY Draft Preview reported that the Browns displayed interest in Bridges at the Senior Bowl.

Bruce Nelson, C, Iowa
Roger Brown of the Plain Dealer reported that the Browns "have shown a keen interest in Iowa All-American center Bruce Nelson. "

Tight End

Bennie Joppru, TE, Michigan
TFY Draft Preview reported that the Browns were following Joppru and LJ Smith at the Senior Bowl.

LJ Smith, TE, Rutgers
TFY Draft Preview reported that the Browns were following Joppru and LJ Smith at the Senior Bowl.

Wide Receiver

Walter Young, WR, Illinois
TFY Draft Preview reported that Young has talked to the Browns.


Quarterback

Dave Ragone, QB, Louisville
The Browns appeared to be interested in Ragone at the Senior Bowl, according to TFY Draft Preview.

Defensive End

Kenny Peterson, DE, Ohio State
The Browns have talked with Kenny Peters, according to multiple sources

Michael Haynes, DE, Penn State
The Browns were interested in defensive ends Haynes, Williams, and Pace at the Senior Bowl, according to TFY Draft Preview

Andrew Williams, DE, Miami - Florida
The Browns were interested in defensive ends Haynes, Williams, and Pace at the Senior Bowl, according to TFY Draft Preview

Calvin Pace, DE, Wake Forest
The Browns were interested in defensive ends Haynes, Williams, and Pace at the Senior Bowl, according to TFY Draft Preview


 

Defensive Tackle

Johnathan Sullivan, OT, Georgia
TFY Draft Preview reported from the Combine that the Browns have Sullivan "high on their list".

 

Linebacker

Terry Pierce, LB, Kansas State
Lane Adkins reported from the Indy combines that the Browns appeared to be interested in Pierce. We don't have any information that indicates that Pierce interviewed with the team.

Victor Hobson, LB, Michigan
Browns appeared to have an interest in Hobson at Senior Bowl workouts, according to TFY Draft Preview.

EJ Henderson, LB, Maryland
Confirmed to TFY Draft Preview that he had an interview with the Browns.

 

Safety

Michael Doss, S, Ohio State
The Browns have talked with Michael Doss, according to the Canton Repository

Ken Hamlin, S, Arkansas
Reported in the Canton Repository that Hamlin was on "Davis' radar screen" as a possible second round pick.

 

Cornerback

Drayton Florence, CB, Tuskegee
TFY Draft Preview reported that the Browns had talked to Florence

Marcus Trufant, CB, Washington State
Browns had an interest in Trufant at the Senior Bowl, however, his stock has risen so quickly that he will be taken well before the Browns pick at #21.

Andre Woolfolk, CB, Oklahoma
Told TFY Draft Preview that he spoke to the Browns at the Senior Bowl

 

- Compiled by site staff


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