Cleveland Browns studs and duds from Week 4 win over Ravens
Stud: Devaroe Lawrence
One move that was completely under the radar in 2018 was the trade general manager John Dorsey made with the New Orleans Saints as the teams were trimming their rosters down to 53 players.
With all the cuts going on, the Browns ended up adding defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence in exchange for a seventh-round pick. He ended up playing in just one game last year which is part of the reason his addition garnered such little buzz.
Entering his second season with the club, it’s become apparent what Dorsey saw in the interior lineman. Lawrence was all over the field in the preseason and oftentimes looked to be the best player on the defensive line. He was continually generating pressure from the inside and gave them hope that their depth would be better this season than the previous campaign.
So far, that has been the case as Lawrence continues to provide the Browns with quality snaps off the bench. He did this again in Week 4, coming up with a tackle for a loss while also pushing the pocket on several occasions.
As for his best play of the game, Lawrence recorded the second interception of Lamar Jackson in the fourth quarter when he was able to corral a batted ball to give his offense possession while already leading 33-18.
Six plays later, Dontrell Hilliard was running it in from one-yard out to give Cleveland their first 40-point outing of the season.