Daily Dawg Tags: Browns learn who will be at Senior Bowl

The Cleveland Browns now know who will be on the Senior Bowl rosters. Can the coaches find a draft diamond during their time in Mobile?

The Cleveland Browns can get a jump on their scouting when the coaching staff works with the South team roster next week during preparations for the 2017 Senior Bowl.

While there will not be any high-profile quarterbacks heading to Mobile, Ala., there will be plenty of players at positions of need for the Browns. Putting them through a few days of practice and then coaching them in a game – even one with limited rules – can only help the Browns as they continue to work through their latest rebuilding efforts.

In addition to scouting college players the Browns will reportedly have more than $100 million in cap space to potentially spend on some free agents. While the Browns likely will go for the “big names” in free agency, there are several players that may be on the team’s radar.

We take a look at all that and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Coaches learn who they will work with at Senior Bowl

The Cleveland Browns coaching staff has known for a short while now that they will be participating in the 2017 Senior Bowl and now they know which players they will be working with in Mobile, Ala., for the game on Jan. 28.

Analyzing the 2016 running backs

Our look back at the 2016 Cleveland Browns season continues with a look at how the running backs performed in what was a tough year overall for the offense.

Should the Browns pick a quarterback at No. 1? (ESPN)

The debate already has started about whether the Cleveland Browns should take a quarterback with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. Maybe those who wonder have the question wrong. Maybe it should be: How can the Browns not take a quarterback?

The lesson learned from Taylor Gabriel (cleveland.com)

I’m not here to harp on the Browns letting Taylor Gabriel go, I promise. The reality is Gabriel lost a numbers game. Where the Browns went wrong is in undervaluing a player who is young (he’s 25), cheap (he made less than $1 million this season and will be a restricted free agent this off-season) and fills multiple needs (on top of wide receiver, he can return kicks, an area in which the Browns struggled).

NFL news

The tale of Tom Brady and Johnny Foxborough (MMQB)

He’s won four Super Bowls, two league MVPs, and will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. So why does Bill Belichick regularly compare his star player to the high school quarterback just down the street?

A six-step guide to stopping Aaron Rodgers (The Ringer)

With Aaron Rodgers in the zone he’s currently in, defenders turn into practice dummies — faceless bodies that can do little more than try to get in the way. But it’s easy to forget that Rodgers is doing this against defensive schemes that are specifically designed to stop him.

10 under-the-rader players set to hit free agency (PFF)

With the offseason now here for 28 NFL teams, the start of the new year will be here before you know it, and with it, the opening of free agency. March 9 is the big day, but a lot can happen between now and then—including franchise tags, re-signings, and cuts. Here is an early look at the best players about to hit the open market that will likely fly under the radar.

Ideas for the QB-needy teams (NFL.com)

It seems like everyone in the NFL needs a quarterback, but the need is felt more acutely by some teams than others. Though Championship Sunday obviously takes center stage this week, the 2017 NFL Draft is visible on the horizon, so I thought I’d examine eight uncertain quarterback situations and provide my perspective on what each team should do. Below is my take on each team, arranged from the most quarterback-needy to the least.

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