A year ago, Rodger Saffold was the first pick in the second round and ended up starting all 16 games for the Rams as a rookie.
James Brewer (6-foot-6 1/2, 320 pounds) is trying to become the next Indiana offensive lineman to make the jump to the NFL.
He did his best to help his stock at Indiana’s pro day on March 10. There were 18 teams in attendance to see Brewer and nine others workout indoors, on FieldTurf.
Brewer kept his combine numbers, but looked good in position drills. He also had a private workout with Browns offensive line coach George Warhop in the days following the event.
Brewer has size and potential, but isn’t quite as polished as Saffold was coming out. He only played one year of high school ball and started just 21 games, so it will take a year or two to refine his technique.
Brewer is a possible late third- or early fourth-round pick.
Here are some other notables:
WR Tandon Doss didn’t participate because he’s still battling a groin problem. He will workout April 6, in Bloomington.
WR Terrance Turner (6-2, 215) – He ran a 4.53 and 4.54 40 and kept all other combine numbers.
QB Ben Chappell (6-1 7/8, 224) – He had 40 times of 5.07 and 5.09, a 4.42 short shuttle, 7.22 three-cone drill, 33-inch vertical and 8-11 broad jump.