Friday, August 7, 2009
Browns rookie drawing raves
Until further notice, my money is squarely on Percy Harvin to be the MVP of the 2009 rookie WR class. But if I had to pick a runner-up, I'm starting to lean toward Brian Robiskie, Cleveland's 2nd round pick out of Ohio State.
According to NFL.com, he is turning heads with some impressive route running and his understanding of how to beat coverage. It shouldn't be too hard for him to break into the starting lineup, as only Braylon Edwards is a lock (and even he is having his issues with injuries and/or discomfort with his contract).
It will be interesting to see how the rook fares during the preseason. He could be worth a late-round flier, much like Eddie Royal this time last year; or at worst, someone to watch in the early season for signs of breaking out. Not a game-breaking threat, but a solid possession receiver who could contribute especially in PPR leagues.