This is the fifth installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. There will be a new player released 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 will try to keep each article short and sweet. I actually call these articles “Trent Richardsons” because they never run very long.
#62- Jarrell Owens– DE- Oklahoma State
The first thing that stood out to me about this guy is how close his name is to Terrell Owens. The biggest difference with this Owens is that he is going to make opposing players cry while saying, “That’s my quarterback” after he crushes their signal callers. I am really hoping Jarrell does some of T.O.’s old celebrations when he records a sack this season. Unfortunately, I don’t think he will have an opportunity to dance on the Cowboys star this year.
Owens put up six sacks and 11 tackles for loss during his senior season. Respectable numbers, but nothing eye-popping. What does stand out about the 265 pound defensive lineman is his 39-inch vertical (insert big eyes emoji).
It’s no secret that the Browns added a ton of talent and depth to their defensive line over the offseason. John Dorsey traded for Olivier Vernon and signed Sheldon Richardson to team up with incumbent starters, Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi. They are also meeting with free agent Gerald McCoy later today. As an undrafted rookie, Owens could have to use that impressive vertical to leapfrog four or five guys just to make the squad.
If this article wasn’t the worst thing you’ve read today, be sure to check out yesterday’s Browns Breakdown on Joel Bitonio.