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Cleveland Browns Training Camp 2014: TE Preview, Part 2

Emmanuel Ogbuehi (right) with the Redskins in 2013.
Emmanuel Ogbuehi (right) with the Redskins in 2013.
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Part 2 of our training camp preview on tight ends looks at the other tight ends on the roster. For the purposes of this preview, we have not included MarQueis Gray or Keavon Milton. Both players were backup tight ends for the Browns last year, but we already covered Gray for the fullback preview, and Milton has been converted into an offensive lineman.


8276_mediumEmmanuel Ogbuehi (#87)

6-3 | Weight: 230
Age: 23 | Experience: 1 year
College: Georgia State

Note: Some experience with Kyle Shanahan...has been used at fullback.

Emmanuel Ogbuehi played tight end at Georgia State and went undrafted in 2013. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins, meaning offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has some familiarity with him.

Ogbuehi did not make the final cut for Washington, and in December 2013, he was signed to the Dolphins' practice squad. Prior to being waived by Miami on Tuesday, The Phinsider says that Ogbuehi "appeared to being used primarily as a fullback in early offseason workouts."

Because of that, we might end up seeing Ogbuehi and MarQueis Gray flip roles of fullback/tight end during camp, depending on how the other guy is doing at their position. The reason I list him at tight end, though, is because the Browns already have three-four potential fullbacks in camp.

Final Roster Odds: <5%
Practice Squad Odds: <1%


8276_mediumJames Oboh (#88)

6-4 | Weight: 250
Age: 22 | Experience: Rookie
College: Towson

Note: One of three Towson players...compares himself to Martellus Bennett.

James Oboh is an undrafted free agent out of Towson who caught 50 passes for 811 yards and 10 touchdowns in 38 career games. He is one of three rookies on the Browns' roster from Towson, along with RB Terrance West and OL Randall Harris.

The most information we could gather about Oboh came in an interview with NFL Draft Diamonds, where he compared himself to "Martellus Bennett" in terms of style of play. Based on the limited scouting reports I've seen on Oboh, that actually sounds like a perfect comparison. Bonus points for not just yelling out the name of an elite tight end.

In another interview, he claims to run a 4.48 and that his coaches told him he was the best run blocker on his team. A good blocking tight end could win a job in camp for the Browns, possibly taking a job away from Gary Barnidge or Jim Dray, so we can't rule any of the tight ends out really.

Final Roster Odds: <5%
Practice Squad Odds: <1%

That wraps up our preview on the Browns' tight ends. Our poll question today asks how many combined tight ends/fullbacks out of the 53 spots on the roster you would like to see the Browns keep.