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Cleveland’s rookies hit the fields Friday-Sunday

Fifty-seven players will be on the field this afternoon as the Browns begin their rookie  Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey minicamp.

The camp runs from today until Sunday. All nine of Cleveland’s draft picks will be in action alongside 13 undrafted free agents, 28 tryout players and seven first-year players from the roster.

Here’s how the group breaks down.

2018 draft picks – 9

QB Baker Mayfield (6-1, 215) – Oklahoma

DB Denzel Ward (5-11, 190) – Ohio State

OL Austin Corbett (6-4, 306) – Nevada

RB Nick Chubb (5-11, 227) – Georgia

DL Chad Thomas (6-5, 278) – Miami

WR Antonio Callaway (5-11, 200) – Florida

LB Genard Avery (6-0, 250) – Memphis

WR Damion Ratley (6-1, 200) – Texas A&M

DB Simeon Thomas (6-3, 190) – Louisiana

Undrafted free agents – 13

OL Desmond Harrison (6-6, 295) – West Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey Georgia

WR Evan Berry (5-11, 202) – Tennessee

DL Daniel Ekuale (6-3, 300) – Washington State

DB Elijah Campbell (5-11, 190) – Northern Iowa

OL Fred Lauina (6-4, 315) – Oregon State

DB Montrel Meander (6-2, 215) – Grambling State

P Michael Carrizosa (5-10, 227) – San Jose State

WR Da’Mari Scott (6-0, 205) – Fresno State

DL Trenton Thompson (6-3, 288) – Georgia

WR Derrick Willies (6-4, 207) – Texas Tech

OL Christian Dilauro (6-6, 300) – Illinois

RB Dontrell Hilliard (5-11, 202) – Tulane

DB Micah Hannemann (6-0, 195) – BYU

Tryout players – 28

WR Darvin Kidsy (5-10, 185) – Texas Southern

WR Christian Gibbs (6-0, 186) – Illinois State

WR Tony Morris (5-11, 197) – Heidelberg

TE Garrett Dickerson (6-3, 245) – Northwestern

TE Charles Standberry (6-3, 240) – Louisville

OL Garrison Wright (6-4, 323) – Minnesota

OL Trevor Darling (6-5, 315) – Miami

OL Freddie Burden (6-4, 305) – Georgia Tech

OL Erick Wren (6-3, 301) – Oklahoma

DB Andrew Spencer (5-11, 210) – Winona State

RB Tanner Balderree (6-2, 236) – BYU

RB Ryan Yurachek (6-1, 240) – Marshall

DL Drew Bailey (6-3, 285) – Louisville

DL DJ Ward (6-3, 245) – Oklahoma

LB Chequan Burkett (6-2, 230) – UCF

LB Courtney Love (6-2, 236) – Kentucky

LB Manase Hungalu (6-1, 238) – Oregon State

LB James Graham (5-11, 210) – Illinois State

DB Lubern Figaro (5-11, 195) – Wisconsin

DB Michael Stevens (5-11, 186) – N.C. State

DB Vondel Bell (6-3, 195) – California (Pa.)

DB Mike Daniels (5-11, 201) – West Virginia

DB Bryson McCabe (5-11, 205) – Montana State

LS Nicholas Seme (6-0, 242) – Ohio State

K Joseph Slye (5-10, Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey  213) – Virginia Tech

DL Lenny Jones (6-2, 256) – Nevada

TE Julian Allen (6-3, 245) – Southern Miss

RB Jela Duncan (5-9, 210) – Duke

1st-year rostered players – 7

WR C.J. Board (6-0, 181) – Chattanooga

TE Devon Cajuste (6-3, 242) – Stanford

LB Austin Calitro (6-0, 240) – Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 Villanova

DL Jeremy Faulk (6-1, 305) – Garden City C.C.

OL Victor Salako (6-5, 316) – Oklahoma State

OL Christian Schneider (6-5, 304) – UC-Davis

QB Joel Stave (6-5, 236) – Wisconsin

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Mayfield: ‘You can’t talk about it and earn their respect. You’ve to go to work’

Baker Mayfield stepped into the spotlight and shrugged it off in one fell swoop.

The Browns’ quarterback of the future understands the attention he’ll receive, considering the position he plays and where he was drafted. There will be expectations going forward and Mayfield, the former Oklahoma star and 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, will be ready to embrace them when the time comes.

Until then, Mayfield says his main focus is earning the respect of his veteran teammates, including quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and doing whatever he can to help Cleveland ignite a long-awaited turnaround.

“You can’t talk about it and earn their respect. You’ve got to go to work,” Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey  Mayfield said Friday shortly before the first practice of a three-day minicamp. “You have to put your time in. You’ve got to earn the playbook. When you get your opportunity, you have to show that you’re there for a reason.”

While Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, will take center stage this weekend as the centerpiece of the team’s rookie class, he made clear he’s ready to defer to Taylor, whom Cleveland acquired in a trade with Buffalo in March. “He’s the starter, and all I can do is help us out,” Mayfield said. “When you get a guy like that, it helps out the locker room in just the b Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 est way possible.”

The 23-year-old Mayfield said Taylor has already shown him how to be a professional. ‘He’s a grinder. He comes in early and he’s the last one to leave,” Mayfield said. “I can only aspire to be like that. It’s not going to be something that separates the locker room. We’re not going to be fighting over who’s the man in the locker room. I am a team-oriented guy, and we just want to win.”

Mayfield, a former two-time walk-on who ended his college career as Hue Jackson described as the “Pied Piper of Oklahoma football,” became the first quarterback taken by the Browns at No. 1 since 1999.  In three years in Norman, he completed a record 70 percent of his passes for 12,292 yards, 119 touchdowns and just 21 interceptions.

Before that, Mayfield was a little-regarded recruit ou Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey t of Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. With limited scholarship offers, he bet on himself and walked on at Texas Tech. After an injury and slide down the depth chart, he transferre Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey d to Oklahoma and sat out the 2014 season as part of NCAA rules.

That year, Mayfield said, taught him patience. He plans to approach 2018 in similar fashion.

“Human nature, yeah, I want to play – there’s no doubt about that,” he said, “but in whatever way I can make the team better and whatever way that I can grow and learn from whatever’s happening, I need to do that.”

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Senior Writer Andrew Gribble answers your questions every week

It’s another busy Friday with the start of rookie minicamp on the Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey horizon.

We’re tackling four of your questions as we look back on the draft and ahead to the Browns’ new future.

When the Browns signed Carlos Hyde and then drafted Nick Chubb, (Duke Johnson Jr. as well) I quickly thought of the Miami Dolphins running back trio of Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Mercury Morris. What do you think of is this comparison? — Bob K., Ravenna

I think it’s quite a lofty one, considering the trio won two Super Bowls and includes a Hall of Famer, but I can say the philosophy behind the group’s composition is similar. As a running trio, Czonka, Kiick and Morris played together from 1969-75 and really hit their stride during the 1972 and 1973 seasons. Czonka and Morris both cleared 1,000 yards during the Dolphins’ perfect 1972 season while Kiick, who was the biggest threat to catch passes out of the backfield, chipped in 521. The following year, Czonka was over 1,000 again while Morris and Kiick combined for a little more than 1,200. They  Men’s Majestic 6 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Scarlet Canada Day Red Jersey spread the ball around, stayed fresh and found plenty of success. The Browns hope Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey  to do the same with their new running trio that brings a little bit of everything to the table.

Pegged as one of the top running backs in the draft, Chubb brings years’ worth of production to the table. Hyde has proved it for four years in the league and Johnson is one of the best pass-catchers out of the backfield in the NFL.

“This is a guy that if we are going to run the football the way that we plan on running it, you have got to have good backs,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said. “With him and Carlos and Duke, we feel like we have some guys that we can do that with.”

What are the chances the Browns slide Austin Corbett to guard and move Joel Bitonio to left tackle? — Chris M., Warren

Cleveland’s keeping all of its options on the table as it evaluates the makeup of its offensive line. And it has a bunch of them because of the versatility of a number of the players competing for starting spots. Corbett, who played pretty much every snap of his college career at left tackle, likely will get a look first at left tackle, where the Browns have an immediate need, but will  Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey also consider him at guard, where most scouts projected him to play during the pre-draft process. Bitonio similarly played his entire college career at left tackle, but he’s been a left guard from Day 1 in the NFL. He’s established himself  Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 as one of the best young guards in the league, so it’d take a lot of confidence from the coaching staff to make that kind of switch during this stage of his career. Still, it can’t be ruled out at this point in the offseason.

“We are going to give him a chance to do both and see where he fits,” Jackson said. “He is a really good football player. I do not think you can have too many good football players. If we have to do some shuffling along the line, when it is all said and done, we are going to put our best five guys out there.”

Let’s talk about the undrafted free agents signed by the Browns. I think the Browns got an absolute steal in DT Trenton Thompson from Georgia. How does he project in the NFL? — Brent H., Cambridge

Thompson was among the team’s 13 undrafted free agents added to the roster Friday. He’s one of the few from that group who was invited to February’s scouting combine, a sign that teams believed he could be drafted.’s Lance Zierlein projected Thompson, who’s expected to be a defensive tackle in Cleveland’s scheme, as a fourth- or fifth-round selection. Ultimately, Thompson went undrafted after a career — and senior season, especially — filled with numerous injuries. He’ll have to stay healthy and compete at a high level in a tough group of Browns defensive tackles if he hopes to make the 53-man roster. That said, he enters as one of the highest-ranked — at least in the pre-draft process — members of Cleveland’s class of undrafted free agents.

Many thought the No. 4 pick would have been Bradley Chubb, but Browns decided to choose Denzel Ward. How much does Denzel Ward separate himself from the next DB to take him as the first secondary player in the draft? — Another one from Brent H.

It was a big decision Cleveland made when it selected Ward over Chubb at No. 4, but it was done with a number of things in mind. The simplest answer is the one that’s been given repeatedly. The Browns absolutely loved Ward and saw a player capable of becoming a shutdown cornerback, something every team in the NFL covets. When general manager John Dorsey listed his top five most important positions before the draft, he put pass rusher and cornerback in the same breath. It’s also a position where the Browns need a lot of help, and Ward is simply the latest to join a position group that’s undergone a complete overhaul this offseason.

As for how he ranked at the top of his position group before the draft? I have zero access to the Browns’ big board, but a look at how the draft shook out reveals a 14-pick gap between Ward and the next cornerback, Jaire Alexander (Green Bay). All told, three corners went in the first round. The gap between Chubb and the next pass rusher was nine picks, as New Orleans traded up to land Marcus Davenport, making him the second and final player in that category selected in the first round.

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Hue Jackson excited by Mayfield’s 1st day but stresses patience

1. Hue Jackson was certainly excited by what he saw from the Browns’ No. 1 pick on his first day of rookie minicamp, but, after a flurry of questions Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey about Baker Mayfield, the Browns coach encouraged everyone who was listening Friday to “pump our brakes.”

As he’s done in multiple interviews over the past week, Jackson reiterated veteran Tyrod Taylor was the team’s starting quarterback and Mayfield has a lot to learn from him as he grows accustomed to life in the NFL.

“He has a ways to go and a lot to learn. I am very excited about him,” Jackson said. “It was a good first day, but he has a ways to go. The guy you are comparing him to (Taylor) has played, played a lot of games and has won games in the National Football League. I think they are different that way, but at the same time, I do like both of their personalities and what they bring to our football team.”

Per the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, Mayfield wasn’t allowed to receive the team’s playbook until he reported to Berea on Thursday. Jackson said Mayfield, to little surprise, engrossed himself in it and came prepared for Friday’s practice, the first of three this weekend with the team’s draft picks, undrafted free agents, a handful of first-year players and 28 tryout players.

One of the biggest areas of adjustment for Mayfield will be playing under center, and there were some understandable hiccups in that area throughout Friday’s session. Mayfield stayed long after the practice ended, taking snap after snap alongside fellow quarterback Joel Stave.

“When you are used to being in the shotgun a majority of the time, it is just a habit a little bit that you are used to. We will work at this,” Jackson said. “I think it is going to be a quick fix because he is athletic enough and he is disciplined enough to do it. I do not think it is going to be something that is going to be a problem. We can’t keep having it in his head. He will keep working through it, and we will keep getting better at it.”

2. Defensive back Denzel Ward, the former Ohio State star and No. 4 pick in the draft, was held out of the final portion of Friday’s practice for precautionary reasons, Jackson said Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey .

“I am always going to be cautious with our guys,” Jackson said. “If I think that they have a little nick or something right now. I do not  Men’s Majestic 6 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Scarlet Canada Day Red Jersey think being out here and having a guy if there is anything that we feel that might hurt a guy, I am going to make sure that I take him out. He did some good things, just watching him run around, too. We will see where he is tomorrow and go from there.”

Ward, who hails from the Cleveland suburb Macedonia, said he spent the week between the draft and minicamp back at his apartment in Columbus. He snuck in a few workouts between his packing and came to Berea on Thursday “ready to work.”

“It will definitely be a challenge, but I am definitely looking forward to it,” Ward said. “Have to get prepared and to get in the playbook. I am ready to go to work, though. I think that I will be ready.”

3. Versatile offensive lineman Austin Corbett spent Friday’s practice working at left tackle, the position he played throughout his career at Nevada. When the rookies join up with the veterans, Corbett’s expected to continue to play at the spot but also see some time at other positions along the line.

“We are going to kind of see where our best five guys are and how they play, but he will get an opportunity out there,” Jackson said.

Shon Coleman, Spencer Drango, Rod Johnson and others are also expected to compete at left tackle. Jackson said he liked what he saw from undrafted free agent Desmond Harrison, who split time at left tackle with Corbett, Cleveland’s second-round selection, at Friday’s practice.

“There is going to be some good guys, just watching this,” Jackson said. “This is the first day and there is a lot to see, but there is a lot to do. The thing that I think is really important is that there are enough guys there at the position, hopefully, that we can find someone to play it and be the guy.”

4. Friday’s practice marked the first in a long time for Jackson in a role that did not include calling plays for the offense.

Jackson, who hired longtime coordinator Todd Haley in January to run the offense, was able to focus on a number of different position groups throughout the practice. He’s had to devote some time behind the scenes to learn the terminology of Haley’s offense.

“At some point in time, you have to keep transitioning,” Jackson said. “To me more so than that, I would do anything in my power to help this organization win. When I sat down and thought about it, I go, ‘What is going to put the Cleveland Browns in the best position to win games and be successful?’ Maybe it is Hue Jackson being involved in everybody’s meetings coaching everybody. That is the decision I made.

“Obviously, I wasn’t going to do it as I said to you a long time ago unless I had a guy who I truly believed in who could do it, and that could do it Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey like I did and do it better. That is why Todd is here.”

5. Ward is the only Browns draft pick who has yet to settle on a jersey number. The rest were confirmed before Friday’s practice:

Mayfield – 6

Corbett – 63

RB Nick Chubb – 31

DL Chad Thomas – 92

WR Antonio Callaway – 11

LB Genard Avery – 55

WR Damion Ratley – 18

DB Simeon Thomas – 33

Ward is wearing No. 12, his college number, during the team’s minicamp. That number is currently worn by wide receiver Josh Gordon and is not among the eligible numbers for NFL defensive backs.

Numbers for all of the team’s rookies are subject to c Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 hange throughout the offseason.

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Cleveland opens three-day camp Friday

Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward and the Browns’ 2018 NFL Draft class are back in Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 Berea for rookie minicamp.

The duo of top-five picks and their peers reported to the team’s facility Thursday afternoon for the three-day session with practices set for Friday, Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey Saturday and Sunday. They’ll be joined by a host of undrafted free agents and a number of tryout players.

Cleveland added nine new players through the draft last weekend. All eyes, of course, will be on Mayfield, the former Oklahoma quarterback and No. 1 overall pick, and Ward, the former Ohio State cornerback and fourth-overall selection.

The Browns, coming off the franchise’s first winless season and a 1-31 mark Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey over the past two years, believe the pair of players will play critical roles in turning the team around.

Cleveland’s veterans, meanwhile, are in Phase 2 of offseason workouts.

​The league’s offseason pro Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey gram is broken down into three phases. Phase One (the first two weeks) consists of activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation. Phase Two (three weeks) consists of on-field workouts that may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separate” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three (final four weeks) includes a maximum of 10 organized team activities (OTAs) practices without live contact.

Cleveland opens (OTA) workouts May 22-2 Men’s Majestic 6 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Scarlet Canada Day Red Jersey 4, May 29-31 and June 4-7 while mandatory minicamp is set for June 12-14.

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‘You wonder where all of these balls are going to go because a year ago, that wasn’t a problem​’

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Hue Jackson, asked how the Browns might divide touches between a host of old Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 and new playmakers, offered a wide smile. It is, after all, a good problem to have.

“I know right now, when you look at us from an offensive standpoint,” Jackson said last week upon the conclusion of the NFL Draft, “you wonder where all of these balls are going to go because a year ago, that wasn’t a problem.”

Indeed, Cleveland struggled to receive consistent production from anyone outside running back Duke Johnson Jr., who was the team’s top weapon in both the run and pass games. While Josh Gordon, who returned late in the season from a three-year suspension, David Njoku and Seth DeValve flashed at times, the Browns’ lack of offensive star power was an inherent flaw in the team’s winless 2017 campaign.

That stands to change next year after a head-spinning offseason that’s watched Cleveland acquire veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Lan Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey dry Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey  and running back Carlos Hyde. In the draft, the Browns doubled down by adding franchise quarterback of the future and No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb (35th overall pick) and speedy receiver Antonio Callaway in the fourth round.

“I think that when you’re really trying to become really, really good,” Jackson said, “what other way to do it than with good football players?”

While Cleveland’s rookies will need to earn their keep in the coming months, its veterans have already started to lay a foundation. Taylor, named the team’s 2018 starter, has been working with Cleveland’s receivers ever since joining the team back in mid-March. In the run game, meanwhile, the Browns have the makings of a formidable backfield with Johnson, Hyde and Chubb.

“If we’re going to run the football the way that we plan on running it, you have got to have good backs,” Jackson said. “We feel like we have some guys that we can do that with.”

For Cleveland to bounce back after a 1-31 mark over the past two years, its offense will need to take a step forward. Last season, the Browns fini Men’s Majestic 6 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Scarlet Canada Day Red Jersey shed last in points per game (14.6) and 24th in yards per game (308.1).

Adding a host of playmakers — Taylor, Landry, Hyde, Mayfield and Chubb — should only help that cause.

“All it does is raise the level in the room.  It raises the level on the practice field,” Jackson said.

“Guys are going to have to compete to earn the right to get the ball in their hands.”

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Juniors from the school met with employees across departments and cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun

Students from the Ginn Academy descended upon the Browns’ Berea facility for something of a career fair.

High school juniors from the school toured the building Tuesday afternoon, meeting with the club’s front office staff members across differen Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey t departments. They ended the day with a mock interview with cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun, who offered a powerful message to the group about growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, and his journey to the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

“I’ve just been dealing with adversity my whole life,” he said, “and a lot of things that happen to you — you think you’re not meant to get through it — but if you’re already going through it, you’ll get through it.”

To illustrate that point, Boddy-Calhoun spoke of a run-in with police as a teenager and how, at the time, he believed it would jeopardize his hopes of playing professional football someday.

“I’m a firm believer that experiences are the best teacher,” he said. “I was in crime-infested neighborhood … I did a lot of my learning on the streets, got in trouble, just being around the wrong people.” After the incident, Boddy-Calhoun said he “surrounded myself with the right people, got around the right mentors and did what I had to do to get where I wanted to go.”

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Ginn Academy was also founded on the premise of staffing life coaches, who are supported by Browns Give Back. The life coaches are an integral dynamic of the Ginn Academy, serving as a 24/7 mentor and providing a link between home and school. In that capacity, they address the needs of students in the areas of academics, behavior, attendance, and social emotional development.

The support at Ginn Academy is one of several education-focused community partners supported by Browns Give Back that has identified early learning, Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 school attendance and college and career readiness as their core focus areas.

Browns Give Back strategically dedicates their time and education grant dollars towards removing barriers and creating opportunities for children and youth in Northeast Ohio so all students, regardless of background, have access to a high-quality education.

Each student is assigned to a life coach who acts as role model, advisor and counselor and stays with students during their four years at the Academy.

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Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fanbase, with the goal of impacting every individual’s city across the globe, as well as Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey the franchise’s local community. Fans are encouraged to share how they give back in their communities by tagging their stories #give10 on social media.

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Ward is among 8 new faces in Cleveland’s defensive backfield

Gregg Williams wants more shutdown cornerbacks on the Browns defense, and John Dorsey has certai Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey nly obliged with a bevy of new options.

The latest, No. 4 overall pick Denzel Ward, might just rise to the top when defensive backs battle for spots in the rotation throughout OTAs and training camp. Dorsey, though, has ensured nothing will be handed to him, no matter Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 how confident they are he’s built for the role.

“He has the speed. He has the athleticism. He has the quickness. He has the ball skills,” Dorsey said.

And when the rookies join up with the veterans for the team’s ongoing offseason workouts, he’ll have competition.

Since Dorsey took over as general manager in early December, the Browns have added eight new faces to the defensive back room while subtracting six. It’s a major overhaul for a position group that struggled from start to finish in 2017, as the team was among the worst in pass defense, passing touchdowns allowed and finished second-to-last in total interceptions.

Change was inevitable, and it came in waves at the start of the league year.

Green Bay’s Damarious Randall, a cornerback for the first three seasons of his NFL career, came to Cleveland via trade and is slated to play free safety. Terrance Mitchell and T.J. Carrie, both of whom were regular starters with their previous teams, were quickly signed at the start of free agency. E.J. Gaines, a regular starter for Buffalo last season, was added a week later.

Starting cornerbacks Jamar Taylor and Briean Boddy-Calhoun are back, while veteran Jason McCourty was among the six sent elsewhere. Ward, sixth-round selection Simeon Thomas and last year’s fourth-round pick Howard Wilson, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, are among a crowded, talented group that will compete with them for spots in a revamped secondary.

“Nothing is given in this league; you have to compete for everything that you want to accomplish,” Carrie said. “Though I’m coming here to be a Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey starter, that is still yet to be seen. I still have to display my talents to this staff and to this organization, that they can feel comfortable enough to trust me being on the field. Competition is something that I embrace and something that I have been doing for a very long time. I’m excited to get started.”

That mentality will be necessary for all the defensive backs, including Ward, who knows a thing or two about being surrounded by players with a similar level of talent as he possesses.

Ward is the latest in a sustained spurt of Ohio State cornerbacks landing in the NFL as first-round picks. Last year, it was Marshon Lattimore (Saints), who went on to win Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Gareon Conley (Raiders). The year before, Eli Apple (Giants) was a top-10 selection.

Ward played with all of them and, as a result, had to wait his turn before receiving significant playing time. He was a full-time starter for only this past season but the Browns saw so much to like.

They believe his skill set will immediately translate to the next level.Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey  He’ll just have to prove it in a competition loaded with players who boast years of starting experience.

“He is really fast. He has superb feet. He is on an island over there in man coverage,” assistant general manager Eliot Wolf said. “We just felt like also being a one-and-a-half year starter that he had a lot of upside, and he hasn’t played his best football yet.”

2018 Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey 2018 draft: When John Dorsey knew Baker Mayfield was the guy and why he kept it close to the vest

Browns GM explains process that led to No. 1 selection

Much like Hue Jackson, John Dorsey had a moment of clarity at the end of the team’s private workout with Baker Mayfield in late March.

The Browns general manager knew he’d found his No. 1 pick.

“I knew in my gut that was going to be the guy,” Dorsey said Wednesday on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.”

Dorsey, though, kept that feeling to himself. The process, he said, needed to Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey play itself out, and he didn’t want to cloud the judgment of those around him who would be backing the decision.

“When you make a decision this large you want to have unanimous consent in the building,” Dorsey said. “You don’t want to set the stage or alter anything. You want to hear unbiased opinion on everybody before you make this decision. That’s why I kept it as pure as I possibly could.”

And that’s exactly what happened, mirroring the process Dorsey went through one year earlier as Kansas City’s general manager, when the Chiefs traded up in the first round to nab Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Dorsey took in one of Mayfield’s games in the months before he took over as Cleveland’s general manager, and the Browns, as a whole, first met with the Heisman Trophy winner at the Senior Bowl. They touched base at the NFL Combine before  Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 bringing him to Berea for a full-day, pre-draft visit Men’s Majestic 6 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Scarlet Canada Day Red Jersey .

Even with Mayfield’s Pro Day conflicting with the start of free agency, the Browns had more than enough time and opportunities to dig further and further into Mayfield’s makeup. At every step in the process, more and more people in the organization came to the same realization Dorsey did.

“It’s a combination of things when you truly meet Baker,” Dorsey said. “I’ve always been of the mindset I want to meet you face to face and find out intuitively from my lens who you are as a man, who you are as a player. When I sit and talk to players like this, I sit in the mindset of the former player who says ‘what is this guy going to be like in the locker room?’ I kind of go that way when I go talk to these people.

“The more I was around him, the more I could feel his presence. I could feel his deep intellect. He had broad range of thinking on different subject Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey matter. Then when you put him on the board with the Xs and Os with the coaching staff, he knocked it out of the park there.

“As this process went along, everybody really loved the person moving forward. We’re very happy to have him on the team. Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey ”

Brown Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey 2018 s trade for DE Dadi Nicolas

Former 6th-round pick has appeared in 11 games

The Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to the following trade:

Browns receive:

DL Dadi Nicolas

Chiefs receive:

TE Randall Telfer

Dadi (pronounced: daddy) Nicolas is 6-3, 235  Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey and entering his third NFL season out of Virginia Tech. Originally a s Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey ixth-round draft pick by Kansas City in 2016, Nicolas appeared in 11 games as a rookie. He missed all of last season with a knee injury. At Virginia Tech he appeared in 49 games and logged 166 Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey tackles and 17.5 sacks. He is a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Telfer joined the Browns as a sixth-round draft pick in 2015. He appeared in Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 30 games with 19 starts and recorded five receptions for 40 yards. He was the Browns’ 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year honoree.