Around the NFL editor Gregg Rosenthal released his general manager power ranking and John Dorsey of the Cleveland Browns came in at No. 4 overall
For the second season in a row, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com released his NFL general manager power rankings — and the biggest jump from the previous season belongs to John Dorsey of the Cleveland Browns.
Dorsey, who took over the job in December of 2017, rose 13 spots this season in Rosenthal’s ranking and became a top-5 general manager for the work he did.
Rosenthal went as far as to call Dorsey’s record “spotless” and discussed how he made a quick turnaround in Cleveland right after doing the same thing for the Kansas City ChiefsChiefs — which was where he was before joining the Browns.
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"”After drafting Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City, Baker Mayfield in Cleveland and then trading for Odell Beckham Jr., Dorsey has to be feeling like a God among men. (Dorsey was also rumored to once be set to draft Paxton Lynch before John Elway swooped in, so luck has plenty to do with legacy, too.) And while former GM Sashi Brown deserves some love for leaving so many picks behind, Dorsey’s 2018 draft and 2019 free-agent moves have been a masterclass in the instant rebuild. Following his quick turnaround of the Chiefs with Andy Reid, Dorsey’s track record is spotless. In a year-to-year league, a long-term overhaul is overrated.” — Rosenthal, NFL.com"
While he did give Dorsey plenty of praise, it seems as though the NFL.com writer hardly scratched the surface of all that Dorsey has accomplished in Cleveland. He hit the main points which were the acquisition of receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. and quarterback Baker Mayfield, but many other moves weren’t mentioned.
On offense, Dorsey also found a franchise running back in Nick Chubb, took a gamble on Kareem Hunt, added Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway to the receiving corps. Defensively, he drafted Denzel Ward and traded for Damarious Randall and Olivier Vernon. There was also the underrated signing of Sheldon Richardson which was lost in all the other big moves made by Dorsey.
The Browns are in much better shape now than they were when Dorsey arrived and it’s nice to see him getting the recognition for his work. Being ranked No. 4 overall feels like a very fair ranking.