Even with the Los Angeles Chargers quickly approaching, the work has not stopped in the front office in Berea. The Cleveland Browns are working out a rookie defensive tackle today in hopes of improving their interior. Cut from the Buffalo Bills this week, undrafted rookie out of Penn Prince Emili will be in Cleveland today.
While he is a bit undersized at just 6-0 and 295 pounds, Emili has a good deal of length and athleticism at his size. With 33 inch arms, Emili was able to bench press 225 for 28 reps at his pro day, and leapt to a massive 36.5 inch vertical jump. His short shuttle and 10 yard split indicate he is an explosive and twitchy athlete as well.
Emili was called up by the Buffalo Bills from their practice squad for their matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. And all things considered, he played quite well, making his release from their practice squad even more staggering.
He has appeared in two games for the Bills this season, but played 20 snaps this past Sunday. On the day, he tallied up three tackles and a pass deflection from his defensive tackle post. He graded out quite well according to PFF in this one.
With Jordan Elliott and Tommy Togiai grading out as two of the worst defensive tackles in the NFL, the Browns have been forced to adjust. Hopefully the moves inside do not stop with Emili.
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Story originally appeared on Browns Wire