Cleveland Browns: Week 14 takeaways from the defense

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Joe Schobert continues to rack up the tackles

Joe Schobert is frequently seen running around the field chasing any ball carrier. In doing so, he happens to be among the NFL’s leading tacklers. He now has 122 tackles in the 2017 NFL season ranking him No. 2 overall. He only trails Zach Brown of the Washington Redskins (127 tackles).

Sure, Schobert doesn’t offer the ideal athletic linebacker who is a nightmare matchup. He does have flaws in coverage and is late to identify where a play is headed. Although, he definitely plays with the heart that most players wouldn’t had they been 0-13.

He serves as an example for not only the fans but his teammates as well.

A respected college player who soared both on and off the field, Schobert racked up accolades and his irrefutable effort landed him in the NFL. Now he finds himself among the leagues best tacklers.

There is plenty of room to improve, though, for Schobert. His reactions can be late and his coverage abilities have been a concern for the defense. Despite this, he is certainly someone the Browns can consistently rely on and the word “consistent” doesn’t come often for the Browns.

Their linebackers are tough and adding injured linebacker Jamie Collins to the mix, suddenly this Browns team has a bright future at the position.

If Joe Schobert can continue to grow and develop his weaknesses, the Cleveland Browns found themselves a keeper.