They’ve invested a second-round pick on a lineman only twice in the past 10 drafts, center Kalil in 2007 and guard Amini Silatolu in 2012.
Injuries ended Silatolu’s career early and Kalil is nearing the end of his career.
By comparison, the Dallas Cowboys — with an NFL-best 8-1 record — drafted an offensive lineman in the first round in 2014, 2013 and 2011. They Mike Wallace Youth Jersey also committed a first-round pick to running back Ezekiel Elliott this year.
Carolina hasn’t spent a top-three pick on a running back since selecting Jonathan Stewart in the first round in 2008.
That Dallas is second in the NFL in rushing (1,449 yards) and Elliott leads the league with 1,005 yards has allowed the Cowboys to prosper with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott after Tony Romo was injured.
Robert Griffin III should be back from injury this season, according to Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown.
Griffin, though, has not been cleared to play Morgan Cox Youth Jersey a in game and won’t play Sunday when the Browns face the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Though Griffin might be ready to practice in some form, he could be limited and would have to work his way back before practicing fully.
Before he could return to practice, Griffin must be “designated to return” from injured reserve by the team. Once he begins practicing, he can practice for up to 21 days before the Browns have to make a decision on returning him to the active roster.
The club must determine whether it’s worth starting the 21-day clock this week, or waiting.
Earlier this season Josh McCown was cleared to practice as he recovered from a broken left collarbone. He was not ready to play a game for two or three more weeks, though. That is where the Browns are with Griffin, who broke a coracoid bone in his left shoulder in the season opener.