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Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry put in a lot of work this offseason building plenty of competition throughout the entire roster. One of the position groups with some of the most competition is in the secondary.
The secondary looks to be the most competitive unit, as Berry was focused on improving the group in 2020. The safety room received the most turnover and will be a position group of focus during the season.
Berry signed two free agents with plenty of starting experience in Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo, but Berry also used Cleveland’s second-round pick to select Grant Delpit, who looks to be the future of the Browns secondary.
Today’s featured article discusses how Sendejo is ready to be a leader in the safety room and help groom the potential future of Cleveland’s safety room.
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"With his familiarity of Woods’ scheme, Sendejo knows that this year, more than any other, he is going to really have to help the younger players in the secondary, especially second-round pick Grant Delpit, get up to speed quickly with the season just around the corner."
Sendejo will provide the Browns with solid depth in the safety room, especially because his familiarity with Joe Woods’ defense will allow him to be an even better leader for the Browns. He may be the No. 3 safety, but he could become the most important player among the safeties.
The NFL’s deadline for players to opt-out of the 2020 season passed on Thursday, and the Browns were one of the teams who was hit the hardest as they had the second-most players opt-out in the league.
"With a revamped front office, a first-time head coach, a mostly new staff and a third-year quarterback attempting to rediscover himself — while learning yet another system — the Cleveland Browns already faced one of the NFL’s steepest learning curves."
There may not be as much hype surrounding the Browns as there was last season, but there are still plenty of expectations surrounding the Browns once again. And this season, it may even be more difficult to reach those expectations than in 2019.
Austin Hooper said he was drawn to Baker Mayfield because of his style and his confidence. Dan Gilinsky believes Hooper’s comments show how the two should create a solid connection for the Browns, as well as how Mayfield is starting to draw players to Cleveland.