Feeney made an immediate impact at Indiana, starting 12 games as a true freshman and earning honorable mention All-Big Ten status. A foot injury robbed him of his 2013 season, but he put any health concerns in his rear view by playing better than ever upon his return.
He’s a durable and mean blocker who grades out well in both pass and run blocking. He has solid lateral quickness that keeps blitzers from shooting the gaps on him, but his strong upper body and use of leverage are his biggest selling points. He has good arm length and redirects rushers well; in the last three seasons, he allowed only two sacks while playing guard.
He’s useful in the run game despite just average speed. He identifies his targets after pulling and isolates them, taking linebackers out of the play at the second level. With great strength and discipline, he’ll be a locker room favorite for the coaching staff.
And the Browns weren’t done. A trade with the Tennessee Titans let Tennessee move up to No. 8, giving Cleveland two more picks.
We’ve seen more of the new approach this offseason, when the Browns pulled off an NBA-style trade with the Houston Texans to acquire quarterback Brock Osweiler and his $16 million cap hit. The Browns got a 2018 second-round pick for their troubles. Now Cleveland has 22 picks over the next two years to add talent.
The Browns need a total rebuild, and for a team that hasn’t Cheap Jerseys Sell had a winning season since 2007, getting talent through the draft is the only way to climb out of that hole and build something sustainable. DePodesta said that having as many picks as possible can only help their cause.
“How are we going to increase our chances? We need to have more picks. So, if we have Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Online the same number of picks every year as everyone else, we don’t expect do better than anyone else,” DePodesta said, via The MMQB.