2. Denzel Ward is good at football
While Kevin Johnson had been standing out, the Browns were hoping he would ideally be the No. 3 cornerback this season. They expected he could push Greedy Williams to be an even better No. 2 corner as the second-round pick from 2019 had his share of highs and lows as a rookie and needs to find his consistency.
As for the No. 1 spot in the secondary, that hasn’t been in question whatsoever. Denzel Ward, the No. 4 overall pick in 2018, has been their best corner since the day he arrived in Berea, and on Thursday he reminded us all how quickly he can change a game.
Ward made what Andrew Gribble of ClevelandBrowns.com called “the biggest play of camp” when he took a pass to the house for a pick-six.
"“The defense posted some big days — and it had a number of big plays Thursday, including a Denzel Ward pick-six — but the biggest play of camp thus far was an offensive one that served as a nice send-off before Friday’s off day.” — Gribble, ClevelandBrowns.com"
As a rookie, Ward had two picks in his debut game while covering Antonio Brown. He parlayed that into a successful season that ended in a Pro Bowl appearance.
In year two, he was slowed by a hamstring injury but he’s back to 100 percent health and is reminding us all that he’s very good at football.