RB Demetric Felton (5.1.21)

 

On if he prefers to play RB or WR and what the Browns have shared about their plans for him:

“I do not really have a preference. I feel like I can play both positions at a very high level. The Browns told me that they wanted me to play running back. I am excited to be able to go there and learn from the guys above me and be able to provide for this team however they want me to.”

 

On if it surprising the Browns want him at RB, even though he had reps at WR at the Senior Bowl:

“It is not a surprise to me. I talked to a lot of different teams about both positions. Sometimes, I would talk to teams and I would talk to both position coaches. It is not really a surprise to me. I feel like I can go in there and play whatever position they want me to.”

 

On joining RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt:

“I am super excited. I love to compete so being able to go and practice against the best of the best and with them, that is super exciting for me. I am going to soak up all of the information I can from them. I am just super excited for this opportunity.”

 

On how much pride he takes in being an all-purpose player:

“I take a lot of pride in it. I take a lot of pride in making sure that I am good at multiple things. I feel like that I showed that in my college career. I am really excited to bring that to Cleveland.”

 

On if he sat in different position group meetings at UCLA:

“Yes, I did. I moved around rooms all of the time so I was really able to learn the whole offense that way. Being able to do that, it just made me play the game faster and be able to be used in multiple roles.”

 

On if he hopes that he does not have pick one position or role over the other:

“I hope that I do not have to pick. I hope they are open with me. I hope they recognize that I am someone who can be used in a lot of different ways. I hope they take advantage of it, and I am able to show just that.”

 

On how much he enjoys being part of the return game:

“Definitely, I am really excited, and I hope that I am able to do kick return and punt return. I want to get on anything that I am able to do and show them that I belong there and that I am a playmaker. That is what I do. I make plays, I score touchdowns and I do all of that. I am just really excited for the opportunity.”

 

On if he has hit it off with anyone in particular pre-draft during meetings with the Browns:

“It was definitely the special teams coach (Mike Priefer). I met him early in the process, but me and him had a really good conversation. It made me really want to go there. Being able to talk to him and see how he wanted to use me, that just made me super excited.”

 

On how exciting is to join a team with Super Bowl aspirations:

“It is amazing. It is really a dream come true. I have been waiting for this my whole life. To be able to go on a team that is surrounded by so much greatness is really exciting for me. I can’t wait to be a part of the team.”

 

On how he would describe himself as a route runner:

“I feel like I am a very elusive route runner, somebody who is able to sell something in order to get open on a different route. I feel like I am very technical in my game, and that is a huge asset for me. I was a wide receiver first and then I moved to the running back room so I was really able to translate those skills I learned in the wide receiver room and bring them to the running back room. That was huge for me to be able to be mismatched against linebackers who are not able to move as fast as me and get in and out of breaks as fast as me.”

 

On NFL players he has studied:

“I definitely study a lot of (Saints RB) Alvin Kamara and (Panthers RB) Christian McCaffrey. Their versatility is really something I try to apply to my game. I really watch those guys a lot and try to add whatever they do to my game and perfect it.”

 

On where he is now:

“I am actually in Menifee, Calif. That is where my parents live now. I am just here with them enjoying the moment.”

 

On how nerve-racking the experience was waiting 210 picks before being drafted:

“It is super nerve-racking. There is nothing like it. At the end of the day, I am really excited for the opportunity. I am so glad the Browns picked me up. I am ready to go in there and show them they got a steal.”

 

On if he was open to moving positions at UCLA when presented with the opportunity:

“I was pretty open to it. I moved into the backfield a couple of times prior to permanently moving there. I always knew it was in my background. I felt really comfortable with it. The reason why I did it, our starting running back Joshua Kelly, who is on the Chargers now, he ended up getting hurt after the first day of fall camp. They were having depth issues. The (Bruins) running backs coach, Coach DeShaun Foster, asked me if I was willing to move. I said yeah, and the next day I was in the running back room.”

 

On not having any issues taking on extra hits as a RB when moving to the position:

“I am not afraid of contact. I feel like I am a very tough football player so I was not worried about that. I just wanted to be used and help my team out whichever way they needed me.”

 

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