3. Sheldrick Redwine, Safety
Most of the talk in regards to the Browns safety corps this offseason has centered around their three new players. Cleveland signed two free agents in Karl Joseph (formerly of the Oakland Raiders) and Andrew Sendejo (formerly of the Minnesota Vikings). They then added LSU’s Grant Delpit in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Those three have been penciled in as the top three safeties and there’s a good chance the Browns will start three at the position often this season. New defensive coordinator Joe Woods favors a 4-2-5 defense that uses four defensive linemen, two linebackers, and five defensive backs with the extra DB being a safety/linebacker hybrid.
Even with the aforementioned trio looking to have the top spots locked up, there’s room for change if someone proves to be a better option. So far in camp, second-year safety Sheldrick Redwine is making a case to be included in that conversation. A fourth-round pick out of Miami, Redwine stood out on Friday with a couple of interceptions.
He continued to be in the right place on Sunday as he has had a great start to camp. Redwine came in with great instincts but needed some seasoning before being ready for a huge role in the NFL.
As a rookie, he had 42 tackles and two pass defenses while starting five of 12 games played. He’s been often forgotten when discussing defensive backs but that will change as long as he keeps making plays.