Building the Browns

Building the Browns is an Emmy award-winning documentary series that follows the front office and coaching staff during the Senior Bowl, Combine and the Draft. The series takes the viewer inside the process that goes into selecting players on draft night. Building the Browns also takes fans along with players to visit their homes and see their lives when they are away from Berea. Episodes air Sundays in Cleveland on News 5 (WEWS) during 4 weeks in April leading up to and immediately following the NFL Draft and are archived on and YouTube.


Episode 1 – Premieres April 7th at 11:30 a.m.
Behind the scenes view of new head coach Freddie Kitchens' introductory press conference. New coordinators Steve Wilks and Todd Monken evaluate the 2018 season. Follow Joel Bitonio to his first Pro Bowl, including practices, a game recap and an air boat gator ride.

Episode 2 – Premieres April 14th at 11:30 a.m.
Follow a day in the life of Freddie Kitchens during his first day as a head coach at the NFL Combine. John Dorsey, Alonzo Highsmith and Eliot Wolf discuss what they want to accomplish at the Combine. Director of College Scouting Steve Malin travels to Lexington to scout Kentucky's Pro Day. Sheldon Richardson and other free agents visit Berea for the first time after signing with the Browns.

Episode 3 – Premieres April 21st at 11:30 a.m.
Players return to Berea to begin offseason workouts. A day in the life of Baker Mayfield. Learn more about Freddie Kitchens as he travels to Alabama to speak at a coach's clinic. See how John Dorsey prepares for the Draft.

Episode 4 – Premieres April 28th at 11:30 a.m.
Recap the second day of the Draft and follow the Browns' pick as he arrives in Berea and tours the facility. An overview of the 2019 Draft. A look forward to the 2019 season, what will come from OTAs, minicamp and training camp?