Training Camp Preview: Browns

Biggest Question Mark: Jake Delhomme
Delhomme looked like he was all but done in Carolina last year. Now, with a significantly worse supporting cast, how can he possibly rebound? He certainly has the intangible leadership ability that Cleveland has been lacking at quarterback for years, but does he have the tools to be productive on Sundays?

BEREA, OH - MAY 01: Montario Hardesty #31 of the Cleveland Browns takes a hand off from Colt McCoy #12 during rookie mini camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on May 1, 2010 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Is Hardesty the Browns future at running back?

Position Battle to Watch: Running Back
Jerome Harrison put up some gaudy numbers down the stretch last season, but the Browns still don’t view him as a franchise running back. He’s undersized and probably wouldn’t hold up over the course of the season as a starter. As a result, rookie Montario Hardesty and second-year pro James Davis are set to fight Harrison for the starting role.

Impact Rookie: Montario Hardesty
Whether he wins the starting job or not, Hardesty will likely figure prominently in the Browns plans this season. He battled injuries throughout his career at Tennessee but is coming off a healthy and productive senior year. If his injury woes are truly behind him, the Browns may have landed a steal in the 2nd round.

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