Could undrafted free agent safety Jovante Moffatt from Middle Tennessee State become the playmaking safety the Cleveland Browns missed in 2019?
The Cleveland Browns were missing a lot of things in 2019 that they had shown in the final stretch of the year before. Possibly the most glaring was the playmaking in the back end of their secondary.
In 2018, both Damarious Randall and Jabrill Peppers were playing very well — and Randall was showing off his ability to take the ball away. The following season, Peppers was traded away in the Odell Beckham deal and Randall was unable to repeat the success he had in his first year in Cleveland.
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That's what Middle Tennessee State's Jovante Moffatt is hoping for as he looks to prove he can be the playmaker they need in the secondary this season. His story and more are highlighted in today's Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"Today we are taking a dive into Middle Tennessee State safety, Jovante Moffatt. Cleveland is looking for young playmakers in their defensive backfield and perhaps Moffatt fits the bill."
He's an undrafted free agent for a reason but that doesn't mean Moffatt can't make the team. Instead, it just means he will have to do more to stand out and if he can make some of the splash plays he did in college, that could help him in this endeavor.
"Too often, the team was a sideshow, with players firing off at coaches on the sidelines and discussions about Odell Beckham Jr. not seeing the ball often enough. As for trying to score a TD from inside the 5-yard line, you’d have thought the Browns were attempting to scale Mount Everest in their bare feet and a swim suit."
2019 was a season to forget and as Terry Pluto said, there was a lot of dumb football. There was also an awful lot of noise off the field too and silencing that will be as important as anything else this season for the Browns.
DPD's Greg Newland has been breaking down the Browns 2020 roster by position group, and is now looking at the offensive line. Cleveland overhauled their tackles, and with Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills now in town, how do they stack up
The Browns have a very talented roster, but that was also the case last season. They still need to prove they can put it all together before they can start shooting up the NFL Power Rankings.