Stud: DT Sheldon Richardson
At the end of the season in 2019, the Browns really started to get the most out of free-agent addition and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. To begin the 2020 season along this dominant front four of the Browns, Richardson has picked up right where he left off as he has been a force along the interior of the defensive line.
He once again got to the quarterback for a sack on Haskins, and added another hit on Haskins, a ball knocked down at the line of scrimmage, and another tackle for loss. For what it is worth, his running mate in Larry Ogunjobi deserves praise for the start to his season as well, putting together another disruptive game for the Browns.
As the Browns get healthier in the back seven, they will look to add that talent onto the strong foundation of their front four. The veteran in Richardson, however, is displaying his seasoned savvy and is playing at a high level, perhaps at the level he was playing at early in his career with the New York Jets (where he won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014).
At this pace, Richardson is well on his way to a Pro Bowl if he can begin to get the name recognition of some of those high profile tackles around the league. Even if he does not get a nod to the All-Star affair, he is making a dramatic impact on the defensive side of the Ball for the Browns.