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Browns Receive Praise for Signing OT Chris Faulk as UDFA

OT Chris Faulk (No. 76) is drawing some good reviews for Cleveland from the media.
OT Chris Faulk (No. 76) is drawing some good reviews for Cleveland from the media.
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Soon, we will begin taking a closer look at each of the Cleveland Browns' undrafted free agents that were signed, as well as the team's draft picks. One of those undrafted free agents is earning the Browns some recognition: offensive tackle Chris Faulk. Gil Brandt of and Dan Pompei of the National Football Post cited Faulk as being a nice asset for Cleveland to pick up.

Pompei formed an "all-undrafted team" and listed Faulk as one of his two offensive tackles:

OT—Chris Faulk, Browns. There were a surprising number of tackle prospects with talent who went undrafted, including Nick Becton (Chargers), Luke Marquardt (49ers) and Emmett Cleary (Colts). Faulk might have been a pretty high pick if he had not blown out his knee and missed most of the 2012 season.

Brandt, on the other hand, ranked the Browns as having the 8th-best undrafted free agent class, thanks to Faulk and center Braxton Cave:

I thought Cave was maybe the second- or third-best center prospect in this draft class. While Cleveland is set at center with Alex Mack, Cave is big enough to contribute at guard. Faulk is a big guy with strong and long arms, which he uses to push people around.

The Browns should have a relatively strong offensive line, but have had question marks when it comes to depth. If something were to happen to Joe Thomas or Mitchell Schwartz, the team would seem lost at those positions. It's also uncertain if last year's draft pick, Ryan Miller, is going to pan out or not. Faulk and Cave give Cleveland some serious options as reserves, not to mention the fact that they also took offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey in round seven of the draft.