Cleveland Browns rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson shines against the Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – Dorian Thompson-RobinsonThe second significant stretch of playing time wasn’t nearly as impressive as the first. However, Browns rookie quarterback he finished it as he finished the last one, with his team in the lead.

Thompson-Robinson made his NFL starting debut, certainly in a preseason game, Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. He played the first two quarters, leading the Browns to an 8-3 halftime lead.

The rookie fifth-round draft pick out of UCLA had played the second half of the Browns’ Hall of Fame Game victory over the new york jets. He led Cleveland to rally from a 16-7 halftime deficit with two touchdown drives, including a 22-yard go-ahead TD throw. austin watkins jr.

Thompson-Robinson’s numbers weren’t nearly as impressive in his second extended streak of play. He completed 13 of 25 passes for 164 yards while getting sacked once.

DTR’s opening drive included completions to Browns receivers anthony schwartz, cedric tillman

The best drive of the night, however, was the Thompson-Robinson opening drive. He connected on two big third-down passes to Cedric Tillman and Anthony Schwartz, as well as a 36-yard pass to Tillman to put the Browns at the Philadelphia 16-yard line.

That drive, despite the quarterback getting a fourth-down conversion inside the Eagles 10-yard line, ended with no points when running back John Kelly Jr. fumbled at the 2-yard line.

Thompson-Robinson then helped the Browns to two field goal drives in the second quarter. The second of those was aided by a nifty 27-yard drive to Watkins in which he found the double receiver covered down the sideline, but still hit it to the Eagles 11-yard line.

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This article originally appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal: Dorian Thompson-Robinson shines for Browns vs. eagles

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