Kyle Rose keeping NFL dream alive


Kyle Rose keeps believing in himself. When that happens, good things may follow.

In his career with the WVU football team, Rose proved to be one of the grittiest and hard-working guys on the team. Rose told it like it was and never beat around the bush in interviews with the media.

That’s also the way he played on the field. He was never the fastest or biggest guy on the defensive line, but he always seemed to make an impact when he was on the field.

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Rose a chance to make an impact, now, with the Cleveland Browns.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder has survived his first round of practices and minicamps in Cleveland and he continues to blossom in front of his coaching staff.

Our FanSided affiliate, NFL Spin Zone, currently has Rose listed in the three-deep depth chart at right tackle.

That alone shows how far Rose has come, after signing a free agent deal a few months ago.

Rose hails from Centerville, OH, roughly two hours from Cleveland and still in the heart of Browns country within the Dayton area. He obviously would have loved to go to any team in the NFL, but setting up shop close to home has been a huge benefit for Rose.

He won a state title in the heavyweight division on the wrestling mat in 2011. He has since added and toned that big frame and it’s what helped him the most with the Mountaineers.

Rose left the WVU football program with 155 career tackles and he had four sacks in his senior year.

Rose still has a lot of growing to do if he wants to move up further on the Browns’ depth chart and solidify himself on the team this season.

"“It’s a man’s game and it has to be played with an attention to detail,” Rose said. “In college you could get away with loafing on the play and maybe make the tackle. At this level, one false step will inhibit you from making the play.”"

He seems like the guy who goes until his engine runs out of steam, on every play. His hard-nosed attitude and great attention to detail will help him get even further to the field.