The Cleveland Browns starting CBs have been injury-prone
The Cleveland Browns have drafted quality starting cornerbacks over the recent years, but their inability to stay healthy and make a difference on the defense has been noticed. Denzel Ward is a top-five cornerback in the NFL when he is healthy.
The problem is Ward is often on the injury report and missed seven games in his first two seasons. This season, Ward has played in all three games but has been on the injury report and listed as questionable for half of the season already.
Cleveland might be wise to go ahead and look to draft a replacement to put this defense on stable ground in an attempt to give this defense some stability at one of the most important positions on the team.
Greedy Williams was drafted 46th overall in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and has played in only 12 games. Greedy has now missed seven games and counting. What is going on in with these two starters? As a rookie Greedy didn’t really show flashes of greatness but played well enough to maintain his starter position.
So far this season, Terrence Mitchell has started in every game and is proving to be an asset with just as much production as Ward. Another bright spot this year for this defense has been backup Tavierre Thomas. Thomas has started two games this season and has been all over the field with a sack, fumble recovery, and 15 of his 16 tackles have been solo. That’s impressive for a backup who was signed from the practice squad.
Ward and Greedy need to get healthy and make the most of it before the Cleveland Browns decide to move on from them and use them more as backups and draft their replacements or find cheap veterans who have plenty of experience and gas left in the tank.