If we want to really pinpoint how good this Browns roster in 2021 is, all we have to do is look at the idea that their weakest position group is the kicking unit — and that wasn’t exactly a problem in 2020. Sure, Austin Siebert was let go after early-season struggles but Cody Parkey came in and played very well.
He was 19-of-22 on field goals — hitting on a respectable 86.4 percent of his attempts. He did have some hiccups on extra points, missing four of his 47 attempts but overall, he got the job done. Parkey still won’t be handed the job, needing to beat out Chase McLaughlin but as long as he stays consistent he should be the winner in that battle.
At punter, we are about to enter year three of the Jamie Gillan experience. The Scottish Hammer is one of the more charismatic punters in the game and he has a powerful leg capable of pinning offenses deep. His average yards per punt went down by 2.2 points in 2020 but he should still be the guy this season — especially since there’s no competition yet.
Long snapper Charley Hughlett is someone who never gets the love he deserves. He plays a thankless position where people only notice you if you screw up. And let’s just say, no one ever notices Hughlett.
In the end, this group stays the same as it was to end 2020 and if people want to say it’s a weakness, that’s a huge compliment to the rest of the roster because these three get it done.