Rookie minicamp has ended for the Cleveland Browns, so the drafted and undrafted rookies will now start participating in OTA's with the veterans of the team for the next month.
The two biggest names in the rookie camp were their two first rounders, Trent Ricardson and Brandon Weeden. In a good sign for the Browns, both Weeden and Richardson showed very well during the camp. Weeden looked big and threw very well, with a much harder throw than Colt McCoy had ever shown for the Browns.
Richardson also impressed a lot of people, with his new QB Weeden among them:
"Just look at him," Weeden said. "Whatever he is, 5-10 [actually 5-91/4], 225 pounds and he's 2 percent body fat. He's got a special ability when the ball's in his hands. You can tell when you hand it to him, he takes it from you. He runs hard, and I'm really anxious to see him when he puts the pads on."
Coach Pat Shumer was impressed as well:
"Wow, he's a very powerful man and he's powerfully built," Shurmur said. "Don't let the 5-91/2 fool you. He is almost 230 pounds, and that is a lot of muscle packed into that body.
"I think he's got a very powerful build, much like we thought when we drafted him, and it shows up on the field."
For a team that was looking to get big hits out of their two first round selections, this is good news coming out of the rookie camps.
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