Cleveland Browns: 5 players with the most to prove in 2021 offseason
4. S Sheldrick Redwine
When the Browns took Richard LeCounte in the fifth round, Sheldrick Redwine‘s job became insecure. He’s heading into his third season, and while he has plenty of physical talent, he’s been unable to put it together on the field in a consistent manner. Key interceptions against the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers were the result of Redwine being thrust into action, but these highlights were few and far between.
Even with the safety room ravaged by injuries in 2020, the coaching staff refused to play Redwine unless absolutely necessary, which says a lot about what they think of him. Redwine has the tools to do a lot of things very well on the backend, but his lack of mental development has prevented him from contributing.
John Johnson III and Ronnie Harrison Jr. are entrenched as starting safeties, and assuming Grant Delpit’s healthy, he’ll be a major contributor as well. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will also likely be deployed as a box safety in certain formations, so while Cleveland wants to play three safeties quite often, there don’t seem to be many snaps left beyond those four.
Perhaps, with his job in jeopardy, Redwine will grow, and prove that he should remain on the roster. This includes special teams, an area that Redwine has to improve in as well. Cleveland’s depth players must be quality special teamers, and if he makes the team, Redwine will certainly be the former.