Stud: Jeremiah McKinnon
The Browns have put a lot of work into rebuilding their secondary this off-season, adding a bunch of new players to the top of the depth chart. But general manager John Dorsey also did some work at the bottom of the depth, adding players like Jeremiah McKinnon.
McKinnon is battling to earn a roster spot in a crowded Browns secondary, but did nothing but help his case on Thursday night against the Eagles. McKinnon made two big plays, including knocking away a deep pass along the sidelines.
McKinnon smothered the Eagles receiver and gave him practically no chance to make a reception. But McKinnon also positioned himself well to give himself a chance at the ball. McKinnon also made a nice tackle in the flat after beating his blocker.
McKinnon has a tough path to making the Browns’ roster, but has had a good camp and has left nothing out on the field. He has been steady at making tackles and has made plays on passes.
With a lot of the key players not expected to get a lot of work in the fourth preseason game, McKinnon will have a big opportunity to earn a roster spot against the Lions next week. It would be a surprise if he wasn’t on the Browns’ practice squad if he did not make the 53-man roster. But McKinnon could be performing at a rate that it would make it hard for the Browns to not keep him on the final roster.