The Cleveland Browns have an exciting group of defensive linemen, but what should be expected of them in 2020?
A new NFL season is slowly approaching, and the Cleveland Browns are poised to bring the city of Cleveland its first winning season since 2007. With last year’s disappointing performance behind them, the Browns made some improvements on both sides of the ball during the offseason.
The team looks as good on paper as any other team in the NFL. The only question is: “Will this new coaching staff and front office be able to bring success to this organization who is desperate for a winner?”
A new general manager in Andrew Berry hopes to bring an analytical approach to the game in the front office while new head coach Kevin Stefanski brings in new schemes on both sides of the ball. These two showed synergy during free agency and the draft process, and if it continues, we should expect some success on the football field come game day.
Keeping in tradition with the new “nerdy” front office built on analytics, let’s take an analytical look at each of the Browns positions to take a more in-depth look to see how successful these players were last season and make predictions on success for this next season. Also, some suggestions on where there need to be improvements. This will range each position on the team with the exception of kickers and punters.
One of the most exciting position groups to watch this season is going to be the defensive line. With a mix of veterans and young players, this group looks poised to be one of the best, at least on paper. With new defensive coordinator Joe Woods, who coached the 49ers defensive back group last year, the expectation is to help create a defense as ferocious as San Francisco was last year. The defensive line is one of the more intriguing units on the team, but how good are they? Let’s take a look.