Here’s what fans of the other 31 teams had to say about Cleveland in the 2021 NFL Draft
CLEVELAND – The 2021 NFL Draft has come and gone and while the Cleveland Browns were busy adding depth, speed and versatility to their roster, the city was busy welcoming fans from here to home and the other 31 teams in the league.
For years Cleveland has been the butt of jokes for people out of town, but with the NFL Draft attracting many visitors to The Land, what an impression the city left on them? going home?
Here’s what the other teams had to say about Cleveland:
Arizona Cardinals Kevin and Lauren Macy
“It’s beautiful. You really cleaned them up,” Kevin said.
“It’s cleaner here than Chicago,” Lauren said. “I like it better.”
Atlanta Falcons Vinny Dorsey
“There’s a lot to do, it’s very hospitable – a little chilly, a little windy – but nice,” Dorsey said. “Definitely a soccer town for sure.”
Buffalo Bills- Tracey, Jay and Cooper Kosmalski
“I love Cleveland, I love the way everything is on the water,” Tracey said.
“They have tons of stuff to do,” Cooper said.
“It reminds me a bit of Buffalo, I love the way you can walk from stadium to stadium,” Jay said.
Baltimore Ravens- Shawn clark
“It’s been pretty awesome,” Shawn said. “I have the impression that the city is really easy to find. There are a lot of good restaurants. I think it was a great place to draft. I will definitely come back in the future. ”
Carolina Panthers Dustin Foley
“This is my hometown. I was really surprised at how amazing the architecture is,” said Foley. “It’s a beautiful city.”
Cincinnati Bengals Mike Elias
“It’s cold, but there is a great view of the water. Lake Erie is really nice,” Elias said. “Just see what the Draft has, mingle and have a few drinks.”
Chicago Bear Marcus Orr
“Love it, I’ll be back,” Orr said. “I love the stadium, oh my God, I love this stadium.”
Dallas Cowboys Nicole Vess, Ben ‘TNT’ Sanders, Greg Rechlin, Kris Carter, Matt Trublu
“We enjoy the day and love the experience!”
Denver Broncos- Tommy Osif
“I love Cleveland, it’s a great city. Every time I come here it’s always a good time, I’ve never had a bad experience,” Osif said. “Great city to live.”
Detroit Lions- Ron Crachiola, Rob Gonzalez, Ben Broumand
“Cleveland is a great city,” said Crachiola. “I’m not a Browns fan, but I love this city.”
“It’s a home away from home,” Gonzalez said. “It’s always a good time to come here.”
“Special fans are the ones who support a team regardless of the outcome, and Cleveland and Detroit have that in common,” said Broumand.
Green Bay Packers Kyle F. Hileman
“I’ll be very honest with you, my expectations of Cleveland, they weren’t very high, but I had a great time,” said Hileman. “I couldn’t have had a better experience. I would recommend Cleveland to anyone.”
Houston Texans Eduardo Hernandez
“It’s cool. It’s really cool, really historic,” Hernandez said. “The Cleveland fan base was pretty good on Thursday.”
Indianapolis Colts- Kristin Eberly
“I love Cleveland, it’s a great city. There is a lot to do,” Eberly said. “I love restaurants and the bar scene is amazing.”
Kansas City Chiefs- Michael gonzalez
“I love it a lot. Everyone is really nice and kind,” Gonzalez said. “I’ve heard negative things, but I really like it.”
Las Vegas Raiders- David Rosales
“So far we really like it. It’s not as cold as I thought it would be,” Rosales said.
Los Angeles Chargers- Derek turner
“Cleveland has exceeded expectations,” Turner said. “We were using this as a warm-up for Vegas next year, but it was a pleasant surprise.”
Los Angeles Rams Anthony, Manny and Renee Flores
“I love the big city, all of the upgrades that Cleveland has made,” said Anthony.
Jacksonville Jaguars Amy Diaz and Manny Ramos
“It’s pretty cool, everyone is super inviting,” said Diaz. “The products are really cool.”
Miami Dolphins- Rob clary
“I love this city, the way you do these things is wild,” Clary said. “Everyone is really nice. You come to Jacksonville, you come to Cleveland, we’ve all suffered the same misery when it comes to fandom.”
Minnesota Vikings- Elaine, Chuck, Tabor and Katie Metcalfe
“I thought the downtown area was beautiful,” Katie said. “It was fun.”
New England Patriots- Jason and Katie Spangenberg
“I really like Cleveland, we live a two hour drive away,” Jason said. “It is much nicer than what people attribute to it.”
New Orleans Saints Amanda Severt and Alexa Delarosa
“It’s been pretty awesome, we’re from Cleveland and we’re so happy people are coming to see what the city is,” Severt said.
Giants of New York Bailey Schmeltzer and Stephen Gleesom
“It was pretty cool. 10 years ago growing up here was kinda depressing, but it really got better,” Schmeltzer said.
“It’s nice to see people come out and be safe,” Gleesom said.
New York Jets Taya Neuman
“I’m from Cleveland and love it. It exceeded my expectations,” said Neuman. “Great experience.”
Philadelphia Eagles Terri Powers, Sandy Weaver, Noah Weaver
“It was very clean,” Sandy said.
“It was very easy to get around, we just drive to see all the sights,” Terri said.
San Francisco 49ers Nick derr
“I think it’s a very beautiful city, some roads could be fixed,” Derr said. “But I’m definitely coming back.”
Seattle Seahawks- Rachael Copeland, Elise Robinson and Jamie Paglier
“The city was fun, we had a blast!” they said.
Pittsburgh Steelers Ted Akina and Melissa Anderson
“The mood is good, I thought we would have more severed heads, but everything went well,” Akina said.
“Everyone seemed very friendly,” Anderson said.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Elizabeth ruiz
“It was great to have that in Cleveland,” Ruiz said. “I lived in Tampa, I went to the Super Bowl – having that here is a whole different feeling.”
Tennessee Titans Chily Pepper and Jim Lacey
“I went to Muni Lot, I partied with the Dawgs, it’s wild,” said Chily Pepper.
Washington football team Edward Friton and John Hafer
“It was fun, only one person really blew us away,” they said. “Everyone is really nice.”
Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.
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