When the Cleveland Browns do something unorthodox, the natural reaction is to point and laugh. It’s not as though the Browns deserve the benefit of the doubt, considering the many draft- and personnel-related mistakes they’ve made in recent years.聽
So we won’t hold it against you for letting out a Nelson Muntz-style Ha ha in reaction to buzz that Cleveland could use two high draft picks on the quarterback position鈥攃hatter that grew legs when The Ringer’s Kevin Clark reported last week the organization has considered doing exactly that.
It’s also important to consider that success by one first-round quarterback doesn’t mean the other pick used on a first-round quarterback was a waste. Backup quarterbacks are more valuable than ever鈥攐ne is the reigning Super Bowl MVP鈥攁nd there would likely be a strong market for whichever first-round quarterback didn’t emerge.
At a minimum, Cleveland would have a cheap backup for four years.
The Browns have basically acknowledged for years that they don’t have a magic sauce when it comes to the draft. They know it’s a numbers game and that the key is to roll the dice as often as possible.
Limited Kids Mack Hollins Jersey Adams, a Philadelphia native, had a Brett Kulak Jersey stellar junior season at Notre Dame in 2017 before leaving for the draft, rushing for 1,430 yards and nine touchdowns.
Now he’ll try to fight his way onto an Eagles roster at a position that includes another local player (Corey Clement) who made the team as an undrafted free agent last season, became a part of the running back rotation and became a Super Bowl hero.
Here are a few thoughts on Adams’ signing.
1. He could make the team . The Eagles already have four running backs returning from last year’s roster — Jay Ajayi, Clement, Donnel Pumphrey and Wendell Smallwood — but the Eagles carried five running backs on their 53-man roster last season, and that doesn’t even account for two (Pumphrey, Darren Sproles) who spent the entire season on injured reserve. If Allen plays well enough in training camp and the pre-season, he’s good enough to play for this team.
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2.聽Adams, Smallwood or Pumphrey? Of that trio, it seems unlikely all three make the roster. With the Eagles re-signing Darren Sproles on Saturday, it’s entirely possible two (or even three) of them have a difficult time making the cut. If the group stays as it is right now, though, Adams can challenge both Pumphrey and Smallwood, as the two recent Eagles draftees haven’t shown much in their brief NFL careers.