3 players to watch in Cleveland Browns Week 2 game against Bengals

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: Ronnie Harrison #33 of the Cleveland Browns looks on prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

3. Ronnie Harrison

The Browns recently acquired third-year safety Ronnie Harrison from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a 5th round pick. Harrison played college ball for Alabama and was selected in the third round in the 2018 draft. Harrison is a huge safety at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds.

He is going to be a big part of the Cleveland defensive backfield for the rest of the season, especially with rookie Grant Delpit out for the year with an Achilles injury. Harrison only played two defensive snaps in the loss against the Ravens as he did not have adequate time to learn the new system. He should have plenty of action Thursday because it was apparent they need all the help they can get.

Ronnie Harrison should be played in a wide array of spots as he can play the free or strong safety as well as the third safety in dime looks. He will add a level of physicality and athleticism in the backfield that was missing Sunday.

He should aid in guarding tight ends as well, which has been a problem the last few seasons for Cleveland and continued against the Ravens as Mark Andrews had two scores. Watch for Harrison to be a difference maker as he makes tackles in the run game and some plays in the passing game. He hopefully will be the player the Browns missed in week one.