Which three rookies in the AFC North should the Cleveland Browns be most concerned about during the upcoming 2020 NFL season?
Sometimes it’s easy to get tunnel vision when your favorite NFL team is having a great offseason, which is what has been going on with the Cleveland Browns this year. First-year general manager Andrew Berry and rookie head coach Kevin Stefanski have been doing a great job re-tooling their roster.
They added some big-name stars in tight end Austin Hooper, right tackle Jack Conlin, safety Karl Joseph, and cornerback Kevin Johnson in free agency. They then went into the 2020 NFL Draft and continued to add to their roster.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Browns added Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills, safety Grant Delpit, defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, and wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones. Each of these signings and draft picks filled massive needs for Cleveland and has the team looking to take a step forward this coming season.
Where the tunnel vision comes in is seeing how great one team is doing and not realizing their biggest opponents are also making solid moves. That’s been the case for the AFC North as both the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals have significantly improved their rosters this offseason — although it’s not as easy to say the same for the Pittsburgh Steelers who didn’t earn as much praise for their offseason as they seem to be banking on the return of Ben Roethlisberger to improve their team.
Here we will look at the entire AFC North and select which three rookies the Cleveland Browns need to be most concerned about stopping in 2020.