Grading Cleveland Browns position groups after free agency and draft

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 15: Defensive end Chad Thomas #92 of the Cleveland Browns during the first half of the NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns have built a very talented roster. With the roster almost set after free agency and the draft, let’s look at how the roster grades out.

The Cleveland Browns entered the offseason with an extremely talented roster. A new regime of Kevin Stefanski at head coach and Andrew Berry as general manager took over the front office and they promised to have an aggressive offseason. They have achieved just that.

The Browns have bolstered their position groups in both free agency and the NFL Draft over the last few months. The offensive line was addressed in a major way by adding Jedrick Wills Jr. at the 10th pick in the draft as well as signing highly coveted right tackle Jack Conklin, formerly of the Tennessee Titans. The safety room was also completely changed as the Browns acquired Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo in free agency and added Grant Delpit in the draft.

Another position addressed was tight end with the addition of one of the best young tight ends in the league and two-time Pro Bowler, Austin Hooper. Harrison Bryant was also added to the tight end room as he was taken in the draft a month ago.

He won the John Mackey award for being the best tight end in all of college football last season. Additionally, Berry and Stefanski added a fullback via trade to help improve the run game, in Andy Janovich.

The Browns roster itself looks elite. There are few teams in the entire league that have a better roster built, just based on pure talent. The coaches and players know though, that talent itself is not enough in this league. The team motto for this season has been “work” and Stefanski has instilled that mindset in the entire organization.

Let’s dive into the specific position groups and rank them heading into the 2020 season.

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