Terrance West, a third-round draft pick out of Towson University, has been lighting it up at training camp. He's shown great receiving skills out of the backfield, outmaneuvering linebackers in the passing game. Wilbert Montgomery, the running backs coach of the Browns spoke on West, "Terrance West has some shades of Brian Westbrook. He can break you down with his right leg. He can break you down with his left leg. He has that Ricky Watters, Walter Payton, lure-you-to-sleep-on-the-sideline move that I can accelerate or play like I'm going to accelerate and come back inside." Montgomery goes onto saying that West is special and has traits he hasn't seen in a while. The rookie running back will look to keep developing his skills and contend for a spot at the starting role.
The Browns running game will be an interesting one this year. Tate has shown great promise, but he's also injury prone. Last year he had many problems including his hamstring, foot, shoulder, elbow, ribs toes and ankles. He finished the season on IR. I feel as though West will eventually usurp the starting position if Tate becomes too banged up during the season. I like West as a late-round pick up with lots of potential in the passing and running game. He is a big back that can beat you with his moves, or run you over. With a current ADP of 88, the rookie running back is going off the board with the likes of Jones-Drew, Bernard Pierce and Fred Jackson. I would confidently stash West as someone who may take over the starting position in the near future.