Now that LeBron is gone, fans in Cleveland can crown a new king, King Montario! Okay, that might be a little premature and ambitious, but Montario will start for the Browns sooner rather than later. He impressed head coach Eric Mangini during OTAs and many beat writers predict him to beat out Jerome Harrison for the starting gig as early as Week 1. Montario is fast- he ran a 4.49 40 at the Combine- but he is also a bruise who likens himself to former Browns and Vols running back Jamal Lewis. He will have an impact right away on the Browns, but when you’re drafting running backs remember, it’s the Browns.
~There are a lot of questions on the offense, including aging QB Jake Delhomme so it’s tough to see the Browns playing with leads a lot, thereby lessening the chance Hardesty gets carries late in games.
~Hardesty will start and be the feature back for most of the season