Peter King ranked the 32 NFL franchises for this upcoming season. Where did he put the Browns on his list? Dead last, as he picked the Cleveland Browns 32. The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are one and two on his list.
With Tom Brady’s knee injury and the Steelers ready for a Super Bowl hangover, I disagree that those two teams are the best teams in the NFL. Pittsburgh got lucky last year and also got a year older, is Hines Ward going to be able to stay healthy on the Steelers title defense?
Back to the Browns, how can you pick the Browns 32nd, with Shaun Rogers if not the best nose tackle, then second best in the NFL. A young promising Quarterback in Brady Quinn. Jamal Lewis and Jerome Harrison who have made big plays in the past in the backfield.
Lawrence Vickers is better then the average fullback in the backfield. At the wide receiver position you have a top ten receiver in Braylon Edwards, two reliable veterans in Mike Furrey and Dave Patten. Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massaquoi two rookie receivers that the Browns have drafted high and have high expectations for.
At tight end Steve Heiden and Robert Royal are both two hardworking tight ends that will help Brady Quinn and this team. Our offensive line will be one of the best in the NFL this year with the added depth and the mixture of experience and youth. On the defensive side of the ball is where there are a lot of question marks, but every team has question marks in May.
This team has a lot of upside and with Eric Mangini doing things his way this football team isn’t the bottom feeders of the NFL anymore. The last time King picked the Browns 32nd – we went 10-6, that sounds good to me. Go Browns Destination Super Bowl.