Trading back is near curse-word status in Cleveland. The Oh Fudge (Christmas Story) feeling resurfaced for the Browns, who hope to sidestep memories of botched draft deals passed with their latest, unproven hierarchy following the path of analytics.
Feeney was one of the true stars of the NFL combine, recording a 4.50 second 40-yard dash and 40-inch vertical at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. While boasting the athleticism, size and production scouts like, the recent surgery to repair a sports hernia is only the latest in a string of surgical procedures for this year's top Dawg.
Hundreds of NFL personnel will descend upon the sleepy southern town of Mobile, Ala. this week for the annual Senior Bowl, where roughly 110 highly rated prospects will be coached by members of the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars in what could be the most important week of their football-playing lives.