Grant Delpit – Safety
The Browns will have two rookies with high expectations in 2020, and while both will do extremely well, look for Grand Delpit to come off the film to fans and make the pro-bowl as a rookie. Jedrick Wills will have a strong season at left tackle, but with so many established players at the position, it will be much tougher for him the break that barrier.
In 2018 Delpit looked to be a top 10-15 pick if he would have entered the 2019 draft. However, he decided to return to LSU, which ended up being a good and bad decision at the same time. The good; he won a National Championship, which cements Delpit as one of the great LSU safeties.
The bad; Delpit suffered a high ankle sprain before the season and appeared to never be fully healthy. Because of the injury Delpit missed a few tackles and blew a few coverages that allowed him to drop to pick no. 44 in the 2020 draft.
There is no doubt Delpit has an alpha personality and won’t shy away from competition in the NFL. This and a strong work ethic will cement him as the day one starter at safety. His size and speed will give him the flexibility to play off the line in coverage as well as in the box to make plays behind the line of scrimmage.
The Joe Wood nickel system will fit him perfectly, and look for him to have 75 plus tackles, four-plus interceptions, as well as a few crucial sacks in his rookie year.
Now, for Delpit to make his first pro-bowl as a rookie there is no doubt the team will have to win eight-plus games. But under the leadership of Stefanski and the tremendous pass rush from Myles Garrett, look for Delpit to capitalize on endless opportunities and be the steal of the 2020 draft.