The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Myles Garrett again garnering preseason DPOY recognition
In 2017, the Cleveland Browns took Myles Garrett at No. 1 overall and they haven’t regretted that move in the slightest.
Entering his fifth season in the league, Garrett has racked up 42.5 sacks and is once again garnering attention as a potential NFL Defensive Player of the Year. This time, it’s Sam Monson of PFF saying he can be in play for the prestigious award, but has a caveat — Garrett must stay healthy.
This story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“It felt harsh ranking Cleveland Browns edge rusher Myles Garrett 25th on the PFF50 because there is an agreed understanding that he will be one of the most unstoppable forces in football if and when he puts it all together. It hasn’t quite happened yet, but the 2021 NFL season may just be that time.”"
Much of this article is behind a pay wall but the part that Monson and PFF made available says plenty about Garrett. He needs to put it all together for a full 16 games and when he does, he should be one of the finalists for the award.
"“Going into his fourth season, the Browns top corner was just ranked as the eighth-best corner in the NFL by a poll conducted by ESPN (subscriber, $). The poll uses executives, coaches and players to decide the rankings. Ward was considered an honorable mention last year.”"
John Dorsey might have made some mistakes but his first two picks in the 2018 NFL Draft were home runs — and not every GM would have pulled the trigger on the selections. Baker Mayfield was not the consensus No. 1 pick and there were plenty out there calling for Bradley Chubb at No. 4. Instead, he went with Denzel Ward who has become the leader of this secondary and is only getting better.
"“The biggest number:23. That’s how many combined touchdowns were scored between Chubb and Hunt last year, which accounted for nearly half of the Browns’ 50 total touchdowns that helped them finish with the 14th-best offense in the league.”"
We all know that the Browns running backs are elite. They have Kareem Hunt, a former rushing champion who is still in his prime as the No. 2 running back, and Nick Chubb as the lead dog. Chubb and Hunt combined for nearly half of the team’s touchdowns which is an insane stat and truly highlights what they mean to this team.
With training camp around the corner, we dive into the team’s roster and predict which 53 players make it to Week 1. Some tough cuts are made, but that’s what happens when a roster is as loaded as this one.
Sam Monson thinks Myles Garrett can win DPOY this season but Sam Penix of DPD has his eyes further down the road. Here he looks at Garrett and four other members of the team that he believes can make it into the Hall of Fame when their careers are done.