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Browns fans think Isaiah Crowell can join the elite-level statistical RBs in 2017

Not only do fans think Crowell will have his first 1,000+ yard season, they think he’ll get to over 1,200 yards.

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

During our training camp preview on the running back position for the Cleveland Browns, we asked three poll questions to fans.

In Part 1 of our preview, we gauged whether fans felt that starter Isaiah Crowell could rush for over 1,200 yards this season. We picked 1,200 yards because it was an amount that only seven running backs accomplished last year, making it sort of a good baseline measurement for top statistical running backs. Despite never having rushed for even 1,000+ yards, 82% of fans believe that Crowell will go over 1,200 yards rushing in 2017.


Last year, only Ezekiel Elliot, Jordan Howard, DeMarco Murray, Jay Ajayi, Le'Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, and David Johnson rushed for more than 1,200 yards. Will Isaiah Crowell accomplish that feat in 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    Yes -- Crowell will rush for 1,200+ yards
    (812 votes)
  • 18%
    No -- Crowell will rush for less than 1,200 yards
    (180 votes)
992 votes total Vote Now

In Part 2 of our preview, we asked who fans wanted to make the roster the most between George Atkinson, Matthew Dayes, and Terrence Magee. Atkinson ran away with the vote (75%), with 23% of fans supporting 7th round pick Dayes and just 2% siding with Magee.


If only one of these running backs could make the Browns’ roster, who would you want it to be?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    George Atkinson
    (521 votes)
  • 22%
    Matthew Dayes
    (159 votes)
  • 1%
    Terrence Magee
    (12 votes)
692 votes total Vote Now

Lastly, we looked at the fullback position. Since there is only one player (Danny Vitale) competing at the spot, our poll question was more about Hue Jackson’s usage of the fullback position in 2017. 52% of fans want Jackson to use the fullback more often, 36% think it should be about the same as last year (10-15 snaps per game), and 12% don't believe the team even needs to carry a fullback.


How often do you think Hue Jackson should use a fullback?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    About the same as last year (10-15 snaps per game)
    (151 votes)
  • 52%
    More than last year (around 20 snaps per game)
    (221 votes)
  • 12%
    We don’t even need to carry a fullback on the roster.
    (52 votes)
424 votes total Vote Now

We will continue to recap all poll reactions after each of our training camp positional previews. Next up will be the defensive line.