Berea – The Browns used their sixth-round pick (180th overall) to select
fullback Lawrence Vickers from Colorado.
Vickers said he’s not only a good blocker, but can be an asset catching the
balls out of the backfield. He caught 70 passes for 572 yards at Colorado,
including three touchdowns.
“One of the things I do well is to catch the ball,” he said. “I’ve spent a
lot of time practicing catching a golf balls or tennis balls in drills. It was
something my dad did with me when I was young and the coaches in high school and
college used it to.”
Vickers knows there will be competition with Terrelle Smith and Corey McIntyre already on the roster.
“I don’t know that much about (Smith) but I want to come in and learn all I
can from him,” Vickers said. “He’s played in the league awhile, so I know I can
learn from him.”
Vickers was only the 10th player in Colorado history to gain over 500 yards
rushing and receiving during his career. In addition, to his receiving yardage,
Vickers gained 635 yards rushing, including 12 touchdowns.
“I was looking to go higher but I believe everything happens for a reason,”
he said. “It doesn’t matter now, I’m a Cleveland Brown.”