May 8, 2021

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3 things to know about the new Browns RB / WR Demetric Felton

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With the 211th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have selected Demetric Felton from UCLA.

Felton attended high school and college in California, but will travel to Berea to try and make his mark with the Cleveland Browns.

Here are three things to know about RB Demetric Felton.

1. He plays several positions

Felton has been listed as a wide receiver on the scoreboard, but he could also be considered a running back.

That versatility was probably the deciding factor as the Browns used their last draft pick in 2021 to select him.

In four seasons (including a shortened pandemic in 2020), Felton’s receiving yards were nearly equal to his rushing yards.

In 233 carries, he had 1,101 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Felton caught 99 passes for 958 yards and 8 touchdowns.

When asked what position Felton would be listed in for the Browns, coach Stefanski said:

“I think he’s starting in the back racetrack, but part of Demetric’s appeal was his ability to line up everywhere, speaking of versatility,” said Browns coach Kevin Stefanski. “I think we list him as a running back, but we have to get him to come to campus and see what he can handle and see what he can do. He’s got a lot of reps over there at the Senior Bowl where he’s lining up everywhere… That’s a role to be determined, but you can designate him as the running back right now.

2. Felton said the draft was nerve-racking

We often wonder what these children think as the draft draws to a close.

Felton has shared his feelings about the draft experience, but displays tremendous attitude and anticipation for his NFL career.

He said:

“It’s very nerve-racking, there’s nothing like it. But at the end of the day I’m really excited for this opportunity and I’m really happy the Browns came to pick me up. I’m ready to go over there and show them they got a robbery.

3. Felton is fast and takes inspiration from two fast stars in the NFL

Speed ​​is not a problem for him.

The 5’10 ”200-pound Felton ran a 4.58 40 at the UCLA Pro Day in March.

When asked who he was inspired by in the NFL, Felton said:

“I watched Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey a lot. These are two great full backs that I try to model my game on because of their versatility. They have shown that they can be separated and be able to run against defensive backs. When you put them against linebackers, it’s impossible for linebackers to keep them. I feel like I’m the same way. Linebackers aren’t able to stay with me and I can access DBs, so that’s something I tried to perfect when I was at UCLA.

Of course, Felton is a logical choice to play special teams and has spoken with coach Priefer before.

Felton said:

“I met him early in the process. He and I had a great conversation and it really made me want to go. Being able to talk to him and see how he wanted to use me, it just made me super excited.

Welcome to Cleveland Demetric Felton!