EXT. FIRSTENERGY STADIUM
Camera positioned high above stadium shows 60% of capacity crowd, most two-fisting Bud Light in an attempt to reconcile both being a Browns’ fan and willingly living in Cleveland.
CUE AUDIO: Flight of the Valkyries
Camera tight on DeShone Kizer, warming up on the sidelines. Cut away abruptly after he overthrows warm-up partner and drills small child in the 14th row with a pass that carries unnecessary velocity .
“The frozen tundra of FirstEnergy Stadium, home of perennial AFC North doormat Cleveland Browns, a team looking for a fresh start in the new season. Today, rookie savior DeShone Kizer is under center, giving fans hope for the future.”
“But even the cheapest spirit must age, and that requires great patience.”
Camera shows game clock ticking down from 12:50 of the first quarter of the first game of the season. Cut to Anthony Chickillo getting a punt blocked and the Steelers returning it for a touchdown. Cut to a woman in the crowd crying a single tear as her husband adjusts the paper bag over his head. Cut to Jimmy Haslam being led away in handcuffs. Cut to Hue Jackson talking into his headset.
CUE AUDIO: Microphone picks up Hue Jackson asking if Robert Griffin III is warmed up. Voice on other end reminds him RG3 isn’t on the roster. Then he asks about Josh McCown, leading to an awkward silence. Hue scratches his rear end, smells his fingers for a disconcerting amount of time, and starts to complain about how bad Sashi Brown is.
Hayden Hurst, TE South Carolina (round 1, 25th overall)
Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville (round 1, 32nd overall)
Orlando Brown, T Oklahoma (round 2, 83rd overall)
Mark Andrews, TE Oklahoma (round 3, 86th overall)
Jaleel Scott, WR New Mexico State (round 4, 132nd overall)
Jordan Lashley WR, UCLA (round 5, 162nd overall)
Greg Senat, T Wagner (round 6, 212th overall)
Bradley Bozeman, C Alabama (round 6, 215th overall)
Baltimore has had a huge hole at tight end in the years since Dennis Pitta’s hip became an issue. Enter Hurst, an older than ideal prospect (he’ll be 25 when the season starts), who most thought was overdrafted in comparison to the other top tight ends in the class. Despite the lack of excitement around the former minor league baseball player, Hurst is a well-rounded player who is a plus in the passing game and more than adequate as a blocker. Whether that translates to fantasy success or not remains to be seen.
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