Quicker than fast. Looking to bounce back after missing much of second season. A wily veteran, but he's 33 and his coverage skills are waning. Good tackler. Please support high-quality local journalism. Excellent in press coverage, good in zone. also put on a show. Browns added free agent Rucker to fill spot vacated by Jayme Mitchell. The 2012 season was the third season under the leadership of team preside… By his own admission, he did not play as well in senior year as in junior year. Updated Jan 12, 2019; Posted Aug 07, 2012 . Can drop into coverage. Speed and size are not prototypical, but he is reasonably quick, especially with the inside move. Can rush passer or drop into coverage, although he is better coming forward than moving back. The acquisition of a corner presumably would push Brown to FS alongside Ward, who returns from injury to reclaim SS. Hard hitter. Was mentioned as a Pro Bowl candidate in second year as a starter. As physically gifted as any 2012 prospect, any position. Tremendous footwork and hands. Played defensive end in college but projects as 3-4 rush linebacker in NFL. Total Points: 19.2 (5) | Total Yards: 332.4 (10) | Rushing Yards: 147.4 (30) | Passing Yards: 184.9 (2). Physical at point of attack, with nose for football. Great work ethic. Although the team improved on its record to 5–11 this 2012 season from its 4–12 finish in 2011, the team still placed fourth in the AFC North. Nose for the football. Pushed his stock from third- to second-round level. Won 2011 Ted Hendricks Award as nation’s top defensive end — in his first year as a starter. Coming off injury; did not work out at pro day. Product of the perennially powerful Tigers. NFL’s emphasis on speed increases his value. Can the Titans' defense find ways to contain Texans' Deshaun Watson? Ex-Bengal signed as free agent to replace Jayme Mitchell. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. His defensive coordinator at Syracuse was former Northeast Ohio football standout Scott Shafer. Natural edge-rush ability. Light on his feet, with great leaping ability. Uses hands well to control blockers. If Fujita is out of the starting mix, the Browns need to determine whether Gocong is best suited for the weak side or strong side. Played superbly in Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin; did as he pleased against Badgers’ vaunted line. Tall, with long arms (35½ inches). In another Sport Science test, Kuechly hit a dummy with 3,280 pounds of force — better than Colts DE Dwight Freeney. One of the deepest positions in draft also happens to be deepest position on Browns other than kicker/punter. Physical, with length. First-round talent. Adjusts seamlessly to ball in air. Had 38½-inch vertical jump and 35 reps at 225 pounds at combine. One of best pass rushers in draft. Intense. Not overly strong. Opting for Trumaine Johnson early in the second round constitutes a reach, but he’s intriguing enough to be worthy of consideration early in the third. Character questions. Smooth. 2011: 10.5 sacks, 17 TFL. Northeast Ohio product. Sacks get the most publicity but, because the Browns play a 4-3, most of that responsibility falls on the line. Had 10 picks in three years. A midround potential value pick is Virginia’s Chase Minnifield, son of former Browns standout Frank. Recovery quickness enables him to mitigate his mistakes. Terrific player in suspect crop of safeties. Somewhat of a ’tweener: Will he be 3-4 rush linebacker, which he played at Alabama, or 4-3 end, which he did in sub packages? Relentless. The most accurate, up to date NFL Depth Charts and Rosters on the net for reality football, fantasy owners and fans. Will contribute on special teams. Good closing speed. Injuries sapped some of his big-play skills last season. First Team All-American. Cox also can play end, which increases his value. Tackles well.