1. Odell Beckham, Jr., WR
Back in 2019, the Cleveland Browns added Odell Beckham, Jr. in a trade with the New York Giants. The move led to instant hype among the fan base as they now had their elite wideout to pair with Baker Mayfield.
Unfortunately, we haven’t seen OBJ at full capacity just yet. While he did cross the 1,000-yard mark in 2019, the offense was a mess for much of the season and the Browns finished 6-10.
But with Freddie Kitchens out after just one season, hope was renewed that Kevin Stefanski could get the most out of Beckham. Again, we were let down since the offense started slow due in large part to limited offseason workouts caused by the pandemic. Then, OBJ was lost to a torn ACL in Week 7 — which was followed by the offense really taking off.
Because of the way the offense moved forward after losing Beckham, some feel the Browns are better without him. But taking an elite player off the field never makes a team better. Instead, they just started to play within the system more.
Now we have a motivated Beckham who is fully healed and wants to prove he can still get the job done. That means he’s going to be a beast in camp as he proves he’s still the guy we all remember.