The Cleveland Browns released their unofficial depth chart. Any surprises?
It is the most wonderful time of the year as NFL football is set to begin on Thursday night as the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans. In less than a week, the Cleveland Browns will take on the AFC North defending champs, the Baltimore Ravens, as they look to get back on track after an abysmal 2019 season under former head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey.
Now with Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry at the wheel with the Browns at head coach and general manager respectively, the Browns look to right the ship in 2020. After the conclusion of training camp and the trimming of the roster to the final 53-man roster, Stefanski was tasked with setting the depth chart for the Browns as they prepare for the Ravens.
The Browns released that depth chart on Sunday evening, as most of it came of no surprise. Baker Mayfield is the starting quarterback, Nick Chubb the starting running back, and Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry the starting receivers. Defensively Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon bookend the defensive line with Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams locking down the cornerback spots.
However, there are some surprises that have caught the eye on the depth chart. With the offense set, most of these shocks came from a defensive or depth perspective currently on the Browns’ roster. Here we take a look at three of them which caused instant reactions from this writer and Browns Nation alike.