As the Cleveland Browns take the first half of the summer off, they can be encouraged by the progress their rookies showed during the mini-camp that just ended.
First-round draft pick Cameron Erving showed his versatility at three different positions, and he will push John Greco for playing time at the right guard spot.
Duke Johnson's diverse skill set allowed the coaches to line him up at wide receiver and in the slot, as well as his usual running-back spot, according to The Plain Dealer.
Johnson, the top-rushing back in the history of the University of Miami (Fla.), can also return punts and kicks.
Nate Orchard, the Browns' second-round draft pick, will use his quarterback-hunting skills as he battles for time at outside linebacker. This means that Barkevious Mingo, a top 10 overall pick two years ago, will have to play his best in order to stay on the field, according to another PD report.
"Mingo's going to have to come back ready to go, and he's going to have to earn it," said defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil.Read more... Join the Conversation...