Fullback Ray Agnew has a chance to be a gem for a completely different reason than the rest of the guys we just went through. Agnew is the only true fullback currently on the Browns roster. If they decide they need a true run-blocker in the backfield, Agnew will be the guy.
The Browns also have Chris Ogbonnaya, a converted running back, and MarQueis Gray, a tight end who can shift into the backfield if needed. Unfortunately, Ogbonnaya is too small to be effective, as he showed last season, and Gray is only a hybrid blocker.
Agnew brings a true run-blocking mentality and thinks there is still a spot for guys like him in the league.
"Fullback is still a very important position in the league," Agnew told Branson Wright of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. "With the exception of the Green Bay Packers, the past few Super Bowl champions all had a running game they could rely on. Seattle had one of the better running teams in the league, which means running is still important and fullbacks are still important."
Fullbacks rarely get the publicity they deserve, and Agnew could become a key component to what looks like a potentially great running game in Cleveland.