1. Sheldrick Redwine, S
If Sheldrick Redwine were to not make the final roster it would come as a shock to most fans and members of the media. Redwine was thrust into duty way earlier than the Browns front office and coaching staff had intended in 2019 due to injury and circumstance. The rookie went through normal growing pains, but as the communication got better and his understanding of the defense improved so did his play.
However, it was evident by the moves made when general manager Andrew Berry arrived, that he did not view Redwine as a starting-caliber safety at this point in his career. Berry signed two starting-caliber safeties in free agency and then added a possible game-changer at the position when he drafted Grant Delpit in the second round.
Where does this leave Redwine? He will be competing for a roster spot with J.T. Hassell and incoming undrafted rookie Elijah Benton. More than likely, two of these safeties will make the final roster, and the player left out will either be picked up by another team or end up on the practice squad.
When breaking down these safeties, Hassell may have the inside track to making the team based on his athleticism and his ability to come downhill and play in the box acting as an extra linebacker. We already know that new defensive coordinator Joe Woods covets safeties who can do more.
Benton is the x-factor in this equation, and if Redwine wants to make this roster he will have to fend off the bigger younger safety.