Not so long ago, NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche put together a list of second-year players who need to step up in 2010 after not making much of an impact as rookies. Maybe not the type of list everyone wants to make.
That list included Browns WR Brian Robiskie, a second-round pick last year who seems to have every opportunity with the new shape of things in Cleveland, where no clear-cut No. 2 receiver is in the picture behind Mohamed Massaquoi.
The early (early!) reports on Robiskie sound positive. Browns coach Eric Mangini singled-out Robiskie, per Tony Grossi of The Plain Dealer, as having a good start to the OTA season. The Browns team site also caught onto the storyline, noting Mangini said Robiskie had “shown up quite a bit.” Grossi also tabbed Robiskie has one of five break-out players for this season.
With the addition of veterans QB Jake Delhomme and TE Benjamin Watson, and WR Chansi Stuckey also back for a second season, the opportunity appears to be there for Robiskie to earn a starting spot opposite Massaquoi (now there’s a young starting duo) and make an impact.