2010 NFL Combine: Cleveland Browns Interview Defensive Draft Prospects

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMarch 3, 2010

COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Right tackle Lee Grimes #74 of the Texas A&M Aggies confronts defensive end Sergio Kindle #2 of the Texas Longhorns in the first half at Kyle Field on November 26, 2009 in College Station, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Aggies 49-39. (Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images)
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Now that the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine has come to a close in Indianapolis, the Browns' brass has met with several interesting offensive and defensive prospects who are on their radar for April's NFL Draft.

Here was the list of the offensive prospects if you didn't get a chance to see it.

The following are the short list of players the Cleveland Browns were seen meeting with at the combine.

Sergio Kindle, DE/LB, Texas

Kindle was dominating at Texas and his size at 6'3", 250 pounds would make him either an inside or outside linebacker in the Browns' 3-4 defense.

He ran a 4.71 in the 40-yard dash, managed 25 reps in the bench press, and his vertical leap was 36.5 inches.

Kindle worked out with the defensive lineman, but comparing his results with those of the other linebackers, he needs to improve on his speed and get into the 4.6s to play linebacker at the NFL level.

Projected as a late first-round or early second round pick, he may be the Browns' second-round choice.

Everson Griffen, DE/LB, USC

Griffen is an interesting prospect since he is much bigger than Kindle at 6'3", 273 pounds, and faster, running the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds.

In the bench press, Griffen lifted the bar 32 times and he is indeed very strong in his upper body, which would help in getting by offensive linemen to rush the quarterback.

Projected as a mid-to-late first-round pick, Griffen is intriguing because he may be a target for the Browns if they trade down from the No. 7 overall pick.

Darryl Washington, ILB, TCU

Washington is a bit on the small side for an inside linebacker at 6'1", 230 pounds and he needs to work on his strength since he only had 17 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.

His speed is decent, running the 40 in 4.66 seconds, which will help in covering a lot of ground in the middle of the defense.

Projected as a third-round pick, the Browns have two picks in the round and Washington may be one of them.

Barry Church, S, Toledo

Church is a big presence in the defensive backfield, standing at 6'1", 222 pounds, but his speed is in question since he only ran a 4.68 in the 40, and a safety needs to be fast to assist in coverages and to add converge on the ball carrier quickly.

Church is projected as a undrafted free agent.

Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

Not too much needs to be said about Berry that Browns fans do not already know.

Berry was as impressive as ever and even though he weighed in a bit heavier than anticipated at 211 pounds, he wore it well and it did not affect his performance at the combine at all.

Very strong and faster than expected, running the 40 in 4.47 seconds, Berry may not be available at No. 7, but if he is then the Browns will be ecstatic.

Projected as a top five pick, there is a slim chance he could fall into the Browns' lap.

Sadly, through a ton of research, no cornerbacks that the Browns met with could be located, but do not read into this too much because the Browns' brass has told the media that the secondary is the biggest concern outside of quarterback and they probably met with a good amount of corners too.


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