Draft position needs: Running back

April, 22, 2014
Apr 22
Lost: Willis McGahee

Added: Ben Tate, FA from Houston

Extra points: Tate’s signing was a key move that had domino effect in that it now allows the Browns to be selective with how they fortify the position. It would be a shock if the Browns don’t add another back in the draft to go with Tate, Dion Lewis and Edwin Baker, but they can do it when they want and not be forced. A complementary back to go with Tate makes the Browns better.

Draft likelihood: High, but not necessarily in the high rounds.

Then there's this ...

Last RB drafted by the Browns: Trent Richardson, third overall in 2012.

Last first-round RB: Richardson.

Last RB taken fourth overall: Darren McFadden, by the Raiders in 2008.

Last three RBs taken fourth: McFadden, Cedric Benson (2004), Edgerrin James (1999).

Last RB taken 26th overall: Chris Perry, by Cincinnati in 2004.

Last three RBs taken 26th: Perry, Cleveland Gary(1989), Reggie Dupard (1986).

Pat McManamon

ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter



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