With all but one preseason game now over, we take a guess at how the Cleveland Browns initial 53-man roster is going to look heading into Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season
The Cleveland Browns ended up using their third preseason game as a bit of a dress rehearsal, leaving guys such as quarterback Baker Mayfield on the field for the entire first half. The results weren’t good as Mayfield and the first-string offense struggled to find any consistency.
Anyone who watched had to understand that the problems were coming via the offensive line, which looked overmatched. That wasn’t expected given the fact that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t exactly have a stellar unit along their defensive line.
Of course, this will lead to some legitimate concern as well as some overreactions — which is always the case during the preseason. The truth is, these four exhibition games are all about fine-tuning things and the Browns now understand they need to work a little more on getting the offensive line on the same page.
We also have a much better understanding of who will be starting for them when the regular season kicks off.
For the most part, Cleveland had their top players figured out as there were really only a couple of battles going on. There were the kicking and punting wars, but outside of that only the right guard position and one of the two cornerback spots were up for grabs.
With all that being said, we take a guess here at who ends up making the team ahead of the first week of the 2019 NFL Season.