Could the Browns trade up to No. 2 for Marcus Mariota?

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The Tennessee Titans are—believe it or not—a bigger mess than the Cleveland Browns. They also have a young quarterback who they feel could potentially be the future of the team, leading at least one NFL writer, CBS’ Jason La Canfora, to believe that while Oregon’s Marcus Mariota will go second overall in the upcoming NFL Draft,


WFNY’s 2015 NFL Draft Coverage: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Interior Defensive Linemen

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The 2015 NFL Draft is approaching closer and closer as each day passes. Over the last couple weeks, I have discussed my top five prospects for most of the positions on the defensive side of the ball. Today, I finish up the defense by examining the interior defensive linemen in the draft. Here were my


WFNY’s 2015 NFL Draft Coverage: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Cornerbacks

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The 2015 NFL Draft is creeping closer and closer with the first round starting on April 30th. I started my top five draft prospects by position with the safety group. I now turn to the ever-important corner position. Here were my top five cornerbacks in last year’s draft. In the pass happy NFL, cornerbacks are


Thoughts on the signing of Josh McCown

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The Cleveland Browns’ signing of Josh, rhymes-with-brown, McCown has set off another round of eye-rolling, smirking and comments of consternation. I’d like to take a stab at trying to approach it from another direction. But first, an anecdote from the 2014 season: After the Browns convincingly defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10, I took a peek


WFNY’s 2015 NFL Draft Coverage: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Safeties

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The 2015 NFL Draft is creeping closer and closer with the first round starting on April 30. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be covering my top five prospects of each position in the 2015 NFL Draft. The first position that I will be covering is the safety position. For reference


Observations of the Defensive Backs at the NFL Scouting Combine

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The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine came to a close after the defensive backs took to the field for their on-field drills. The cornerbacks and safeties were the last groups to show their skills. Defensive backs are becoming more important because of the pass happy game of the NFL. Teams will be looking to add young


Observations of the Defensive Line and Linebackers at the NFL Scouting Combine

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The offense left Indianapolis meaning the defense began their on-field drills on day three of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. The two groups that took the field on Sunday were the defensive line and linebackers. For Browns fans, these two positions should be of high interest because the team will most likely look to add


Observations of the QB, WR and RB groups at the NFL Scouting Combine

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The second day of on-field drills has come and gone in the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. The quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running backs took the field on Saturday to show off their skills. These groups are always the flashy and most talked about groups of the Combine. This year was no different with the likes


Report: Browns Interested In Trading For Sam Bradford

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Another off-season, another quarterback rollercoaster for the Browns. In what seems like an annual pursuit for Cleveland, they are once again looking for someone to lead their offense. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Browns are interested in trading for St. Louis Rams’ quarterback, Sam Bradford. In the final year of his six-year, $78


Observations of the Offensive Linemen and Tight Ends at the NFL Scouting Combine

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The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine has been under way for a couple days with press conferences, interviews, and measurements. Friday, however, marked the first day for the on-field drills. Some of the on-field work includes the 40-yard dash, the vertical jump, the broad jump, and the individual position drills. The first positions on the field in


2015 NFL Draft Scouting Combine: Complete list of invitees

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The Super Bowl is over and the offseason in the NFL has begun, meaning the NFL Draft process is in full swing. The 2015 NFL Draft is just under three months away with the first round kicking off on April 30th. The Senior Bowl, the first big event on the NFL Draft calendar, was a


Dog Days of Winter, Sports Fans, and The 2015 Grammys: While We’re Waiting…

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The Super Bowl is over. Winter meetings have long been closed. The NBA is approaching All-Star break. Throughout much of the country, Cleveland included, snow still surrounds the local streets. Thus begins the dog days of winter—the days leading up to the NFL Draft and NBA playoffs and even Spring Training where there’s little to discuss.


Todd McShay has the Browns drafting TJ Clemmings and Devin Funchess in latest mock draft

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With defensive tackle Danny Shelton shooting up draft boards, the Cleveland Browns may have to shift their focus come this spring—at least according to one Todd McShay. Recall, ESPN draftnik Mel Kiper Jr. had the Browns landing the gargantuan Shelton in his first mock draft, but the big man out of Washington is now slotted


Draft rumor season kicks into high gear with the Browns and Marcus Mariota

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The 2015 NFL rumor season is upon us and the Browns with their two first round picks are sure to be at the heart of rumor and speculation. It’s also no surprise on the heels of a Johnny Manziel rehab revelation that the speculation would shift into another gear entirely. It goes with the territory


PFF: Browns are five players away from contention

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The Cleveland Browns fizzled down the stretch in 2014, leaving a sour player in the mouths of many fans. Fear not, however, as the folks over at Pro Football Focus have determined that this team is a mere five players away from being in the mix for the Vince Lombardi trophy. According to PFF, 40


Cardale Jones: The most improbable of stories adds yet another chapter

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The press conference was supposed to be at 2 p.m. Then 3 p.m. Then 4 p.m. The students at Cleveland’s Ginn Academy were encouraged to stick around after that final bell rang—those who could filed into the school’s gymnasium, expecting to hear that one of their own was taking a step afforded to him by his


Mike Mayock talks about Cardale Jones’ NFL draft stock


With his thick Philly accent, Mike Mayock turned the Mike and Mike show into Mike and Mike and Mike. The topic of conversation was the NFL draft and how exactly NFL teams might go about analyzing Cardale Jones as a potential draft pick. The impediments are obvious. Jones has only played three college football games.


My Cleveland Sportsman of the Year: Tashaun Gipson

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.