The Cleveland Browns picked wide receiver Brian Robiskie in the early rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft at 36th overall.
Even though he didn’t see much playing time last season for the Browns, is the former Ohio State player now ready to see more time on the field, and be a greater contributor to the team?
According to Browns head coach Eric Mangini in a press conference last Thursday, “I thought so far, Brian Robiskie has had an outstanding camp.”
Mangini told the media that he believes Robiskie had improved greatly since last season, which may be because he and the other coaches can now build on, and expand what Robiskie learned last season in the 11 games he played to haul in seven receptions for 106 yards.
“I think it’s a lot like quite a few of the younger guys. It’s not, ‘Where am I? What am I doing?' It’s, 'I remember this. I remember the technique that I have to do,’" Mangini said. "You can start to develop it more and you can start to play faster because you’re not thinking and processing, so that helps. He’s running good routes and made some big plays pretty much every day.”
Thus, the question remains, will Robiskie see more time this year?
I for one, believe it does mean that we will be seeing a lot more of Robiskie this season. Now that Mangini has had a chance to mold and shape his second-round draft pick, he may be more willing to put him on the field more often.
Mangini singled out Robiskie and several other second-year players to be much bigger contributors to the team this year, now that they have a year of NFL experience behind them.
With this hopeful attitude and the apparent success in the younger members of the team, the Browns may be building a solid roster that could bring more wins to Cleveland this season and in future seasons, as well.