Grant Delpit missed his rookie season with a torn Achilles but the Cleveland Browns second-round pick from 2020 is eager to get to work this season
Last year, the Cleveland Browns defense was a major problem but they went to work fixing it in the offseason.
Cleveland added free agents John Johnson, Troy Hill, Malik Jackson, and Jadeveon Clowney as well as others to a unit that already looks vastly improved on paper. And if that wasn’t enough, they’re also set to get Grant Delpit on the field as well after the second-round pick from LSU missed his entire season with a torn Achilles.
Delpit, who was a first-round talent that slid to the Browns, recently spoke about his return to the field and it’s safe to say he’s eager to get back out there with his team.
While he admitted he’s still a few months away from full health, he does see a light at the end of the tunnel and is ready to give the fans what they want to see from him.
“It’s been a long time coming,” he said via Anthony Poisal of ClevelandBrowns.com, “but hopefully I can give the fans what they want, give myself what I want and what my family wants.”
Delpit also touched on how hard it was to sit out this past season. He said it’s tough to work your entire life to achieve a goal only to have to put it on hold — which is exactly what happened to him when he suffered the injury during training camp.
As for the Browns outlook this season, things are trending in the right direction. Their secondary, which was a mess in 2020, should now have Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams (hopefully) at corner with Troy Hill playing the slot.
Defensive coordinator Joe Woods also likes to utilize three safeties which would mean Delpit, John Johnson, and Ronnie Harrison would be the primary options.
Pair them with a revamped defensive line that includes two former No. 1 overall picks in Myles Garrett and Clowney and this could become a strength for Cleveland.
It’s easy to see why Delpit is eager to hit the field and fans are just as excited to see him join the mix.