NFL News: Brandon Weeden, Jordan Cameron among camp’s “top risers”

The Browns have had an exciting first two preseason games, leading to some increased optimism from fans and the media.

In a Thursday post for NFL.com, former Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt gives the honor of “camp risers” to two Cleveland offensive playmakers. In his introduction, Brandt shared that these 11 total players are all youngsters who won’t necessarily make the All-Pro team, but will make significant leaps this season.

He began with the quarterback Brandon Weeden, noting how the difference this year with Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner is “like night and day”. Brandt concludes: “The Browns are saddled with average receivers, but Weeden has worked well with his tight ends and running backs, showing great arm strength and ball-handling skills.”

Toward the end of the list at No. 9 is the impressive Jordan Cameron, who might have been most well-known in Cleveland for his friendship with Blake Griffin on draft day. Brandt wrote that Turner loves using tight ends as receivers, meaning that the speedy Cameron should be a tough matchup all year.

Overall, this just continues to be positive reporting about the Cleveland offense after only two preseason games. Heck, not too long ago, there was only negative reporting being done about Weeden, leading some to wonder why the Browns were being so negative. Ahead of the Browns’ third preseason game Saturday night in Indianapolis, the picture has become much more rosy.

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  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Why is there no headline for this? Strange.

  • Tech glitch of some sort. I fixed it.

  • DMohio

    I don’t understand why people continue to say we have average receivers. Josh Gordon and Greg Little are both very talented young receivers and we have added Davone Bess, a reliable third down option, and Travis Benjamin to extend the safeties. They will get more respect as the year goes on.

  • mgbode

    they are young and with promise but not proven. however, I agree that alot of better teams like SF, Seattle, and others would love to change WR corps.

  • Kildawg

    I’ll take average when we’ve been hearing the pundits basically call our WR core bad (and that’s being polite). Hopefully the Browns continue to get better reviews from said pundits, and that would mean more prime-time games, like Sun and Mon night as well as possibly Thanksgiving.