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Browns sign seventh-round pick Garrett Gilkey

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The Browns announced the signing of rookie offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey on Friday.

A seventh-round pick from Chadron (Neb.) State, Gilkey has reportedly played guard during the Browns’ offseason workouts. He was a left tackle in college.

After the selection of Gilkey, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said the lineman’s play at the Senior Bowl caught his eye.

“He went into the Senior Bowl and played very well against those guys and competed,” Chudzinski said, according to the Browns. “. . . He has lined up against guys from Florida State, North Carolina and everywhere else and looked like he fit right in. It didn’t faze him one bit. He’s a tough guy and has the kind of attitude that we want.”

Chudzinski also noted that Gilkey “has really good feet for a big man and can bend very well.”

Off the field, Gilkey is notable for his public stance against bullying, something he has said he encountered in high school.

 

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6 Responses to “Browns sign seventh-round pick Garrett Gilkey”
  1. kingokra says: May 24, 2013 2:23 PM

    Thank God. Great signing!

  2. borophyll says: May 24, 2013 3:04 PM

    The hair reminds me of another great and beloved former Browns lineman, Steve Everitt.

  3. bensstinkyfingers says: May 24, 2013 3:07 PM

    Hope this kid pans out, guard play has been a weak spot on the O line. You can never have too many Gingers on one team!

  4. lks311 says: May 24, 2013 8:43 PM

    Why does it take so long to sign a 7th Round Draft pick?

  5. dawgswillhunt says: May 24, 2013 11:29 PM

    I like this guy. Hopefully, he can develop into a starting guard quickly.

    Our guard play has been horrible the last couple years. Tom Heckert really struck out with Jason Pinkston and Sean Lauvao.

    We need better play from the guard position if Richardson is going to be as successful as everyone wants him to be.

    He reminds me of Steve Everitt, too. It would be sweet if he turned out to be as good as Everitt was.

  6. TylerHills says: May 30, 2013 12:17 PM

    dawgswillhunt says:
    May 24, 2013 11:29 PM
    I like this guy. Hopefully, he can develop into a starting guard quickly.

    Our guard play has been horrible the last couple years. Tom Heckert really struck out with Jason Pinkston and Sean Lauvao.

    We need better play from the guard position if Richardson is going to be as successful as everyone wants him to be.

    He reminds me of Steve Everitt, too. It would be sweet if he turned out to be as good as Everitt was.
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    I will agree with you on Sean Lauvao, but Jason Pinkston has been a steal for the Browns until the unfortunate blood clot situation. He will return this season as a starter and will be one of the best young guards in the NFL. One that no one knows about as well, but that’s okay because Pinkston is a good guy who can play. Greco is pretty good too.

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