Stud: Larry Ogunjobi, Defensive Tackle
The one time the Cleveland Browns did get to A.J. McCarron for a sack, it was defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi who got in there and made the play. He took on two defenders with a swim move and took the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback down for a seven-yard loss.
Ogunjobi wasn’t originally listed as a starter as Jamie Meder and Trevon Coley were given that honor. It was a shock to many fans who felt like Ogunjobi was the reason the Browns were comfortable moving on from nose tackle Danny Shelton.
Shelton was sent to the New England Patriots due to a lack of fit with the Browns. Ogunjobi played well as a rookie and generated plenty of pressure from his interior position. He showed on Thursday he can still do that and they’re going to have a hard time taking him off the field even when Coley and Caleb Brantley return to health.
Putting him on a line that already has Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah on the edges gives Cleveland a mean front four. While the depth is questionable to this point, that group — as well as their solid linebacker corps — give them plenty of reason to think this season can be better than last.