Cleveland Browns Training Camp 2012: OL Preview (The Rest)

Hit the dummies.

This is the third and final part of our offensive line preview for training camp. Part one covered the starters, and part two covered the primary backups. You probably won't hear very much about the players in today's preview during training camp, but it'll still be good to know who they are when evaluating the preseason games or who might make the practice squad. The players in today's preview include Jarrod Shaw, Stanley Daniels, Jake Anderson, Matt Cleveland, and J.B. Shugarts.

11. JARROD SHAW - PRACTICE SQUAD OFFENSIVE GUARD

8276_mediumJarrod Shaw (#74)
Height:
6-4
Weight: 316
Age: 24
Experience: 1 year
College: Tennessee
Note: Spent all of 2011 season on Browns' practice squad.

Shaw has a similar story to Dominic Alford, who was covered in part two of this series, in the sense that he spent all of last season on the team's practice squad. For that reason, you would figure that he has a slight leg up on some of the other unknown linemen.

During his senior year at Tennessee in 2010, Shaw started all 13 games; eight at right guard, and five at left guard. If John Greco and Ryan Miller have the backup guard spots locked up, it is hard to see Shaw having a very good chance at making the final roster. He should be fighting for a practice squad spot for the second consecutive year.

Final Roster Odds: 5%
Practice Squad Odds: 75%



12. STANLEY DANIELS - SEMI-VETERAN BACKUP OFFENSIVE GUARD

8276_mediumStanley Daniels (#64)
Height:
6-4
Weight: 320
Age: 27
Experience: 2 years
College: Washington
Note: Several years of experience...started 4 games at LG in 2010 with Denver.

Daniels was signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Browns back in January. He has been around since the 2007 season, when he was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent. Since then, he has bounced between the Jets, Packers, and Broncos before arriving in Cleveland.

His history shows that he has used two years of practice squad eligibility, and he has one accrued season (but it is under nine games). Based on that, Daniels might be a candidate for a third-year practice squad player, but I don't think that will happen. Due to his "experience" at other teams' camps for a few years, Daniels could end up looking more polished than some of the other backups. In 2010, he actually started the first four games of the season for Denver at left guard, but his role diminished after that. He was cut prior to last season by Denver and did not play anywhere else. Before he was cut, here is what Mile High Report said about Daniels during the preseason:

The 320 lb'er can still get pushed back, but he has learned how to be where he needs to now more than last year and is in position to make his blocks. He also moves pretty well for a big guy, which is an important trait, but he still isn't making good contact on 2nd level cuts and blocks

Final Roster Odds: 10%
Practice Squad Odds: 25%



13. JAKE ANDERSON - UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT OFFENSIVE TACKLE

8276_mediumJake Anderson (#63)
Height:
6-5
Weight: 305
Age: 23
Experience: Rookie
College: Akron
Note: Has the Keisel beard going for him...could see action at tackle or guard.

What stands out when you look at Mr. Anderson? That BEARD! I almost thought we invited Brett Keisel to camp for a second. In an interview with the ABJ, Anderson said that he is keeping the beard until the Browns tell him to go home.

Anderson had durability at Akron, as he played in all 48 games during his career, most of which came at right tackle. At rookie minicamp, he saw action at left tackle, and offensive line coach George Warhop noted that he might see some action at guard too.

Final Roster Odds: <5%
Practice Squad Odds: 50%



14. MATT CLEVELAND - UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT OFFENSIVE GUARD

8276_mediumMatt Cleveland (#63)
Height:
6-4
Weight: 295
Age: 22
Experience: Rookie
College: Idaho
Note: He is Cleveland, but he's not from Cleveland...will probably shift to guard.

If anyone is going to buy a Browns jersey, why not have "Cleveland" on the back? It's going to be awkward referencing this guy's name and not having casual readers confuse it with the team's name.

Cleveland started 38 games at left tackle with Idaho, but he figures to be a guard at the NFL level. SI had the following to say about him:

Cleveland was durable and productive on the college level yet has marginal physical skills and limited upside for the NFL. His pass protection skills could help him catch on as a backup weak-side guard.

Final Roster Odds: <5%
Practice Squad Odds: 50%



15. J.B. SHUGARTS - UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT OFFENSIVE TACKLE

8276_mediumJ.B. Shugarts (#68)
Height:
6-6
Weight: 305
Age: 22
Experience: Rookie
College: Ohio State
Note: Fans might be familiar with him from Buckeye days...lots of false starts.

Many Browns fans who double as Ohio State Buckeye fans will be familiar with Shugarts, a three-year starter at right tackle. I didn't watch the Buckeyes often enough, but it seems like he wasn't exactly a fan favorite due to the number of false starts he had.

Here is an interview Shugarts had back during Day 1 of rookie minicamp. One scouting report says that Shugarts has some good strength, but "struggles to gain leverage and keep his balance in both the run and pass game."

Final Roster Odds: <5%
Practice Squad Odds: 25%



That's it for our preview for the offensive line! Next up, we will take a look at the tight end position. Before we get there, let's do one more poll for the offensive line: if the Browns decide to carry an extra offensive lineman, who should it be (note: players from yesterday's column are listed too)?

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