This is the 61st installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. A new player will be previewed every day from now until the Browns preseason begins. If you enjoy (tolerate) this article, I encourage you to check back each day to read each one. I try to keep these articles short and sweet.
#60- Brad Seaton– T- Villanova
When it comes to Cleveland getting players from Villanova, I’d rather have gotten a center or a guard, or even a small forward. In fact, Brad Seaton is the only reason I know that Villanova has a football program. Coming from such a small football school, this young guy will be lucky just to get a “Seat-on” the Browns’ bench this season.
Seaton has bounced around with a few teams in his two NFL seasons. Originally a seventh-round draft pick to Tennessee, he ended up spending time on the Titans practice squad before joining Tampa Bay last year. The Buccaneers waived the young tackle just before the start of the season and the Browns quickly scooped him up to be on their practice squad.
Offensive lineman is one of the positions that sometimes takes players a little time to get adjusted. That is why so many linemen get selected out of Wisconsin, Notre Dame, or other colleges that are known for developing linemen during their college years. Coming from a small school like Villanova, Seaton has spent a couple of years learning the pro game with various practice squads and might finally be ready to contribute to an NFL roster. The Browns appear set at the tackle position, but unless your name is Joe Thomas, you never know when an injury might pop up. I’m going to go ahead and take a seat on the Seaton bandwagon this season.
If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out yesterday’s breakdown on Rashard Higgins.