Three young members of the Cleveland Browns were named to a list recognizing players who are poised to break out in merchandise sales in 2017.
The Cleveland Browns had a year to forget in 2016, but the 2017 NFL Draft has injected some life back into the fanbase.
The addition of Myles Garrett immediately gives the Browns a star player, and that will likely reflect in jersey sales.
The NFLPA recently announced its Rising 50 list, with an explanation below:
"he NFL Players Association (NFLPA), via its marketing and licensing arm NFL Players Inc., today unveiled the 2017 Rising 50. The annual list identifies players poised to break out and rank among next season’s top-sellers of all officially licensed merchandise – and ultimately become the NFLPA’s next retail kings."
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The influx of talent during the rebuilding process has given the Browns some potential stars, and that reflects in this year’s Rising 50 list.
All three players have the potential to become mainstays with this franchise, although Kizer may not even see the field in 2017. But learning the game from the sidelines may do him more good than if he were to start right away.
Garrett’s jersey will be a popular one seen throughout Cleveland this year, as fans are pinning their hopes to him as he tries to anchor what has been one of the worst defenses the past few years.
Coleman is an interesting inclusion on this list, as he didn’t do much in 2016. He did break his hand and miss some time, so perhaps he was included because of his potential when being completely healthy for an entire year.
Browns fans are hoping all three of these players become stars for the franchise, and the front office is hoping for the same. Because if none of these players pan out, it could mean there more jobs are lost in the next few years.