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Fan Perception: What We Learned About the Browns' Running Backs Heading Into Training Camp

NFL: Cleveland Browns-OTA Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a summary of each of our training camp preview polls for the Cleveland Browns’ running backs:


Last year, Isaish Crowell led the Browns with 706 yards rushing, and Duke Johnson was a distant second at 379 yards rushing. Hue Jackson favored handing the ball off to his bigger back, Jeremy Hill, in Cincinnati, and he had 794 yards on 223 touches. Giovani Bernard nearly matched that with 730 yards, but that came on far fewer carries (154). I think it’s safe to expect Crowell to get more carries and lead the team on the ground, similar to a year ago, and 77% of fans voted accordingly. [Read Part 1 of the RB Preview]


After the top two running backs, Terrell Watson is the back who the majority of fans (87%) would like to see make the 53-man roster. The support for Raheem Mostert and Glenn Winston is pretty equal. I still have to wonder if Cleveland will bring someone else in camp to compete at the position; or maybe even waive Winston before camp in favor of an undrafted free agent. [Read Part 2 of the RB Preview]


This poll tells you how much fans hated the way that Malcolm Johnson performed as a rookie. I mean, this guy by far has the most experience on the roster at fullback, and yet an unknown undrafted free agent in Patrick Skov scored 50% of the votes compared to Johnson’s 5%. [Read the FB Preview]