Browns RB Terrance West’s natural running ability jumps off the field.
His explosiveness and speed are exceptional. So, too, are his instincts.
Sometimes, though, the jumping part is too literal. As with many rookie running backs in the NFL, West will occasionally choose to jump rather than run through holes. And jumping rarely works for someone at his position unless he’s attempting a leap over the goal line.
Put it on the list of lessons that the Cleveland Browns’ third-round draft pick from Towson must learn to have long-term success in the NFL and to make an immediate contribution backing up veteran Ben Tate this season.
West has an ADP of the 11th round and may not be a bad back to take at that point to add some depth to your team. Tate will likely get some carries but seems prone to injury so West could have lead back touches at some point sooner than later. The obvious issue with West is so far the Browns have struggled on offense and the QB situation has been a mess. Factor in the team could be without star WR Josh Gordon for at least part of the season and West looks more like a matchup play until we see how things play out.