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Analyzing the Browns rookies: S Sheldrick Redwine

We can read all of the draft magazines and in-depth breakdowns we want, and while some are truly fantastic (looking at yours, Dane Brugler), we still won't know a whole lot about the Browns' newest draft class until they take the field in Berea.

In order to pass the time, why not read another breakdown?

I had a chance to watch some cut-ups of Cleveland's draft class this week and took some brief notes. We'll roll these out with one or two per day this week. Next up, Miami safety Sheldrick Redwine.


Name: Sheldrick Redwine

Position: Safety

Age: 22

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 196 lbs

Hometown: Miami, Florida

College: Miami (Fla.)

Round selected: Fourth (119th overall)

Take a look at photos of new Browns S Sheldrick Redwine, the 119th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

THE TAPE: Redwine brings the lumber on impact, hitting well above his listed weight of 196 pounds. His toughness developed from growing up playing in the local Miami leagues -- which eventually led him on a path to The U -- is evident on his tape. He flies around with an obvious desire to hit someone, and he has very good eyes. Sometimes his body needs to catch up to those eyes, which will occasionally leave him out of position. He does have a knack for pursuit angles, though. One play in particular showed him essentially pushed out of it before doubling back and racing along a diagonal path to make a tackle in the open field. He'll need those instincts to thrive in the NFL.

THE FIELD: Much like Greedy Williams, Redwine looked about as you'd expect during rookie minicamp. He didn't make any plays that really jumped out at you -- those belonged to his Miami teammate, Jhavonte Dean, who earned himself a contract at the minicamp -- but he always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. It'll be exciting to see how well he develops once he gets with the veterans on this roster.

THE FIT: Redwine won't need to play right away, which is the ideal situation for him. He'll learn both safety positions from veterans Morgan Burnett and Eric Murray and also provide both depth and an available back-end hammer of a defender, should the defense need it. This setup raises his ceiling, should he take to coaching under Steve Wilks.