5 potential future Hall of Famers on the Cleveland Browns 2021 roster
3. Jack Conklin
It’s difficult to have a much better start to your career than Jack Conklin did in 2016. He made the Pro Bowl and was one of the league’s best right tackles, perhaps second only to Mitchell Schwartz. Injuries slowed him up a bit over the next three years, but when he was on the field, he as at worst solid and at best great.
After signing with the Browns, Conklin had clearly his best season thus far in 2020, and was the NFL’s best RT. He is at a 26.18 on the HOF monitor, and there are plenty of tackles waiting to get in (chief among them being former Brown and eternal legend Joe Thomas), but since the Titans declined Conklin’s fifth-year option, he is only entering his sixth pro season and is still 26 years old. As long as he can stay healthy, he still has plenty of great years ahead of him, potentially more than two with the Browns if he’s extended.
Conklin may not have any Pro Bowls on his resume, but they’re practically meaningless now, and those All-Pro selections are handy and should keep coming. As with all the players on this list, being a Super Bowl champion wouldn’t hurt his case.