Fighting for a job
At USC, Porter Gustin’s biggest problem was staying healthy. He showed great flashes but couldn’t shake the injury bug, which contributed to him being undrafted.
His lack of playing time — due to those injuries — also hurt him as he was still rather raw as a rookie. Even so, he was pressed into action due to the Browns lack of depth as a rookie and had 13 tackles and a sack. He’s better suited as a developmental player behind the primary backups in Clayborn and Thomas, which is where he sits as we approach 2020. But he’s not a lock for the roster.
A sixth-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 2018, Trevon Young has appeared in just two games in his career and has no tackles but did record one fumble recovery. He spent last season on the Cleveland Browns practice squad and could be headed there once again in 2020.
It’s hard to find a lot of information on George Obinna, who played collegiately at Sacramento State. He was a pass-rushing stud there with 33.5 career sacks, which was a school record. He also showed off his wheels last season when he took a fumble back 73-yards for a touchdown.
Obinna is listed at defensive end but is roughly 240-pounds meaning a switch to linebacker could be in order. Or perhaps the Browns think it’s best to keep him on the practice squad for a season as he works with NFL strength coaches to put on some weight.
Either way, he’s a player who has some exciting tools to work with but there could be a lot of work ahead of him to make it to the NFL.