Mack in the Middle
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OBR Browns Reporter
Posted Apr 25, 2009

The Browns new offensive lineman is ready and willing to play at either center or guard...


BEREA - The Browns started the day with five picks and before the first round was over they had eight. They traded from five to 17 to 19 to 21 and took center Alex Mack from Oregon. The Browns added another second-round pick (52nd overall) and two sixth-round picks (191st and 195th).

After all their trading, the Browns made their first selection of the day with the 21st pick they took Mack from Oregon. Mack (6-4, 312 pounds) is expected to replace Hank Fraley.

"I'm very excited," Mack said. "I've been looking forward to this day for a long time. I've played center for a long time, but I like playing guard, as well.”

Mack played guard in the Senior Bowl.

"I obviously have more experience at center, but will play where they need me."

Mack said the Browns had shown a lot of interest in him over the past couple of weeks.

"The Browns have seemed to be very engaged with me and I'm happy to be there," he said. "I made the trip to Cleveland after I worked out at Cal last week."

Mack said he was watching the drama unfold on television in California.

"I liked what they did because I' m part of the team, now."

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