Found February 03, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer breaks down the Browns current roster some of their offseason needs in his recent article. Phil Taylor Pluto believes former first-round pick Phil Taylor will be able to play over center once the Browns make the switch from a 4-3 to a 3-4 base defense. Pluto adds Ahythba Rubin was able to do so while in former Browns head coach Eric Mangini 3-4 defense, so there’s a decent enough chance that Taylor will be able to do so as well.   Billy Wynn Pluto mentions that the new Browns coaching staff “loves” defensive lineman Billy Wynn and believe he could easily play defensive end in their new 3-4 defense. Wynn was taken in the sixth-round of last year’s draft and put together a fairly respectable first year with the Browns. He was very solid against the run, but offered very little in terms of interior pass-rush. Frostee Rucker The Browns reportedly believe Frostee Rucker can play defensive end, but Pluto has some questions regarding him playing th...
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