Cleveland Browns News: UDFA Jovante Moffatt the playmaker they need at safety

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 16: Kobe McCrary #22 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers carries the ball for a touchdown against Jovante Moffatt #7 and Darius Harris #30 of the Middle Tennessee Raiders during the second quarter of the game on September 16, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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.

This year, the safety group has seen a massive overhaul with the addition of Karl Joseph, Grant Delpit, and Andrew Sendejo. But could there be room for more?

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.

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Jovante Moffatt: What the Browns are getting in their new UDFA safety — Josh Keatley, Browns Wire

"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.

What can we expect from Cleveland Browns this season? How about less dumb football? — Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"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.

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