Part 4 of our offensive line preview for training camp looks at the remaining three players on the bottom of the depth chart. You can't discount these guys, though, because you never quite know who will shine in the new zone blocking scheme.
12. JEREMIAH WARREN - BACKUP OFFENSIVE GUARD / CENTER
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 325
Age: 26 | Experience: 1 year
College: South Florida
Note: Trying to win a roster spot in the NFL for the third straight year.
Jeremiah Warren was an undrafted free agent in 2012 and was signed by the New England Patriots. He did not make their final roster, but the Patriots had him on their practice squad for the majority of the season.
During the 2013 offseason, the Cardinals briefly signed Warren before waiving him a couple of months later. Then, the Saints latched on to him for training camp, but Warren wasn't able to make their final roster either. The Browns signed Warren to their practice squad in September. They released him from the practice squad in November, but then re-signed him in December.
The most information we have on him is from this scouting report that Pats Pulpit, our Patriots affiliate, posted back in 2012. Warren is labeled as a guard, but the Browns might be interested in him at center, a position he flirted with for the Saints last year. Another reason I say that in terms of players who are lower on the depth chart, the Browns don't really have a backup center in camp for Alex Mack.
Final Roster Odds: <1%
Practice Squad Odds: 25% (if he doesn't make the final roster)
13. RANDALL HARRIS - UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT OFFENSIVE TACKLE
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 296
Age: 22 | Experience: Rookie
Note: College teammate of RB Terrance West...played some guard and tackle.
A scout for the Browns must have really done his homework at Towson, because Cleveland has three rookies on their roster from there. Randall Harris is one of those players -- an undrafted free agent who started at both guard and tackle.
The bigger key for Harris? He helped pave the way for Browns third-round pick Terrance West on the ground. We've seen a couple of draft pick-undrafted relationships lead to roster spots recently, such as Brandon Weeden-Josh Cooper and Trent Richardson-Brad Smelley. West and Harris aren't of the same magnitude as those guys, but Harris being the team's only undrafted free agent offensive lineman could allow him the opportunity to stand out.
Harris is the team's smallest offensive lineman in terms of height and weight, so we'll see if he tried to bulk up in time for training camp, or stays where he's at to maintain his current level of athleticism.
Final Roster Odds: <5%
Practice Squad Odds: 30% (if he doesn't make the final roster)
14. KEAVON MILTON - CONVERTED TO AN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 293
Age: 24 | Experience: 2 years
Note: Was a TE for all 16 games last year for CLE... converting to OL now.
As much as the thought of position changes intrigue me, what are the odds that a player succeeds in the transition from a tight end to an offensive lineman, once they are already in the NFL?
Keavon Milton was an undrafted free agent in 2013 who spent training camp with the Saints. The Browns claimed Milton off waivers right before the start of the regular season and kept him on their roster all year long. Milton wasn't viewed as a receiving tight end. Last preseason, he had just 1 catch for 10 yards. His size was pretty massive for a tight end, though, which led to the belief that the Browns would use him as a blocking/goal line tight end.
Position changes aren't actually new for Milton. In February 2013, Russ Lande from the National Football Post said this about Milton, who was once a converted defensive end: "No one has been talking about him being a high draft pick or ever making big plays as a receiver, but numerous scouts felt that he has value in the NFL because of his dominant blocking ability."
While I doubt that Milton will be a stable enough offensive lineman for the NFL level, the team obviously felt he was worthy enough to keep around for training camp, so we'll give him a shot too. After all -- he was on the roster for all 16 games last year, playing in 8 of them.
Also, a random note that I found interesting is that Milton and S Josh Aubrey are first cousins.
Final Roster Odds: <5%
That wraps it up for our offensive line preview! Our poll today simply asks about which player above you are most intrigued by.