David Blough isn’t going to steal the starting job away from Baker Mayfield anytime soon, but the former Purdue quarterback has a real shot to earn a roster spot with the Cleveland Browns.
An undrafted free agent, Blough signed a deal with the Browns and has been participating in team workouts since the NFL Draft. So far, the former Boilermaker has impressed Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens.
“He is accurate,” Kitchens said, according to Browns Wire. “He is relentless. Some of the characteristics you would like in quarterbacks. I don’t know how much you can teach accuracy. You can fool with it a little bit, but if they are accurate in college, they are usually going to be accurate in the NFL. He is competitive.”
Blough was one of the B1G’s top passers last season, throwing for 3,705 yards and 25 touchdowns with just 10 interceptions. He started in 11 of Purdue’s 13 games and appeared in every single contest in his final year in West Lafayette. He helped guide the Boilermakers to a 6-7 record, which included wins over Ohio State, Iowa and Boston College.
Now, Blough is working to earn a roster spot in the NFL. It sounds like he’s off to a pretty good start in Cleveland.