ESPN's Adam Caplan heaped high praise on Browns rookie RB Duke Johnson:
Duke Johnson has been the most impressive of their RBs. Versatility and explosiveness shows. Will be an interesting RB camp battle.
My money would be on Duke Johnson to be a 3-down RB for the Browns, but he needs to show he can take next step with pads on.
The Cleveland running game is murky at best. The team has two second-year players, Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, who both had fantasy-relevant moments last season, but they added Johnson to the mix in the Draft. He’s the best receiver of the bunch, so he should have a role on third-down at the very least. But he’s capable of stealing carries as well. The Browns should have a good running game, but it’s going to be a headache trying to project these three on a week-to-week basis. Still, Johnson is a good target for the "wait on RB" crowd since he's going in the 9th round.