Could be in trouble: Trevon Coley
Trevon Coley was undrafted out of Florida Atlantic back in 2016 and spent his rookie campaign with three different clubs. After starting out his rookie campaign with the Baltimore Ravens, he headed to D.C. where he joined the Washington Redskins. He was on their practice squad in November and December before being released again.
That’s when he found a home with the Browns as he joined their practice squad. By 2017, he was a full-time starter. In 15 games, he had 41 tackles and two sacks. He remained the primary starter next to Larry Ogunjobi last season but wasn’t as effective as he had 39 tackles and a half sack.
Coley enters 2019 with a lot to prove. He’s the most experienced backup defensive tackle on the team, but his play last season wasn’t great. He was a part of the defensive line that got bullied often last year in the run game — and offered very little in terms of a pass rush.
With new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks in town, that won’t matter. Wilks is expecting this defense to be the strength of the team and as long as players can perform for him, they will find plenty of snaps. Foley’s starting experience will serve him well, but in order to make the team, he needs to show that has grown since last year as a player.