1. Harrison Bryant is going to be a problem
Donovan Peoples-Jones wasn’t the only rookie to turn heads on Wednesday. Harrison Bryant also has a standout day, but that’s starting to become the norm with him as he’s been doing really well throughout all the Cleveland Browns practices so far.
Bryant, a fourth-round pick a Florida Atlantic University, has been catching just about everything thrown his way. That was the same on Wednesday when he was able to catch back to back touchdowns during the team’s 7-on-7 drills.
After the practice is the teams tied in coach, Drew Petzing, had some praise for the young tight and who he says soaking everything up while calling him a “natural.”
"“He’s soaking it up,” Petzing said via Andrew Gribble of Cleveland.com. “He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve been around in terms of really wanting to do it the way it’s being coached and spending extra time in the playbook. All the things you saw on his college tape and throughout his career are definitely showing up here on the field."
Right now, Bryant is third on the depth chart behind Austin Hooper and former first-round pick David Njoku. Njoku had recently requested a trade from the Browns but now says that he’s all in — after the Browns decline to make a trade. Njoku has not been performing incredibly well so far and practices whereas Bryant has been a standout. He could be pushing Njoku for snaps if you keep up the play.
Even if that doesn’t happen this season, Bryant is proving that he’s going to be a problem for opposing defenses in the NFL. And Cleveland is proving to be very deep at this position.