Daily Dawg Tags: How Jack Conklin perfectly fits the Cleveland Browns

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When Andrew Berry took over as the Cleveland Browns general manager, it was well-known that his first priority would be to improve the offensive line. Berry had options in both free agency and the draft, but he took his first opportunity to add a lineman by signing Jack Conklin.

It did not take too long after the NFL’s legal tampering period started on Monday when the Browns came to an agreement with Conklin. After agreeing to a three-year, $42 million deal, Conklin will be Cleveland’s starting right tackle for at least the next three seasons.

Conklin will instantly be an upgrade at right tackle where Chris Hubbard had major issues in pass protection. He was better as a run blocker, but Conklin will also provide improvement in that area as well.

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Why Jack Conklin can change the Browns offensive line from a weakness to a strength — Film review – Ellis L. Williams, Cleveland.com

"Conklin solidifies the right side of the line by bringing a dominating run blocking mindset and sound pass blocking technique to Cleveland. He’s a perfect match for what Stefanski wants to run: Wide zone."

Conklin has received sim criticism for his pass blocking and that he benefited from receiving extra help. However, his strengths as a play-action pass blocker and his athleticism and strength to take over as a reliable wide-zone run scheme blocker makes him a perfect match in the Browns offense.

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"A source told NYUP that the Bills have expressed interest in former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins. Buffalo Fanatics, a Bills fan engagement group, reported the team’s interest in Higgins on Wednesday."

Rashard Higgins‘ lack of playing time in 2019 was incredibly surprising considering his breakout performance in 2018. However, with the Browns likely to primarily play with only two wide receivers on the field, Higgins would once again likely not have much of a role with the Browns in 2020.

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