Cleveland Browns 2015 Roster Analysis: Defensive backs
The first installment of the 2015 Cleveland Browns defensive roster analysis focuses on the secondary.
The 2015 NFL season was another brutal one for Cleveland Browns players and fans alike. A 3-13 record led to head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer getting fired, ushering in another rebuilding process.
After another painful season in Cleveland, it is time to look back at the good that can be found amongst the bad.
The Cleveland Browns secondary was considered the strength of the team following a strong 2014 season that saw the team finish ranked No. 8 in the league in passing defense. The Browns secondary reaped the rewards, sending Joe Haden, Donte Whitner and Tashaun Gipson to the Pro Bowl.
The 2015 season was a much different story for the Browns secondary, however, as the Browns ranked 22nd overall in passing defense and sent no players to Pro Bowl. The secondary was depleted with injuries and could not find the level of consistency they exhibited in 2014.
The Browns defense relies heavily on the production of the secondary, which must regain its consistency and swagger in 2016.
To sort out how the defensive backs performed in 2015, and what Browns fans can expect in 2016, Dawg Pound Daily’s Eric Sczcepinski has assigned grades and provides an outlook for what to expect from each player in 2016.
This is the final installment in this series for the offense, and the defensive grades will be rolling out shortly.
Next: Joe Haden