Add the Browns' Brian Robiskie to your list if sleeper ... - [Full Article]

Add the Browns' Brian Robiskie to your list if sleeper WRs.

"I like Brian," HC Pat Shurmur said. "I think he has a chance to be very successful for us."

The third-year pro out of Chagrin Falls High School and Ohio State is listed No. 1 on the depth chart at one of the receiver spots (Josh Cribbs is No. 1 at the other receiver spot while Mohamed Massaquoi recovers from a foot injury) and hopes to improve on last season's 29 catches for 310 yards and three touchdowns. Those 29 receptions were fifth best on the team last season, behind Massaquoi's 36.

Robiskie, who will start Friday night against the Detroit Lions in the second preseason game, already can tell this offense is much more receiver-friendly than that of former coach Eric Mangini.

"It's completely different than what we had last year," said Robiskie, who seemed to be really coming on at the end of last season when he got a chance to play with quarterback Colt McCoy. "The receivers are a lot more involved. For me, it's been a matter of learning it and making sure I'm exact in what I'm doing."

Robiskie made sure he took part in all four off-season workouts organized by McCoy.

"We were already behind the eight ball a little bit with the new offense and new guys coming in, so we wanted to make sure we got a head start and that when we came into camp we could hit the ground running," Robiskie said.

"Anytime you can get together with guys and work on timing routes, work on those basic fundamentals coming into camp, it gives you a head start. It did for us. A lot of the stuff we went over when we got here, we had already worked on."

"I would say Robiskie has been very steady," Shurmur said. "You can say that a lot about what he is. He's just a steady guy in terms of his personality, his performance, being on time and doing the right thing. He's had a steady camp, and I think that speaks well to him."

Fantasy Impact: 

While rookie Greg Little has been a hot name this summer, he has struggled with drops, while Robiskie has shown good hands. He caught nine passes (for three TDs) in the last three games of 2010 and has a nice rapport with the up-and-coming Colt McCoy.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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