3. Blake Hance
Hance is in an almost identical position to Dunn, although his rise to fame was perhaps even more incredulous. He was not drafted in 2019, and spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New York Jets before the Browns signed him to the practice squad on January 2nd, eight days before the team faced off against Pittsburgh in the playoffs.
He played 14 snaps in relief of Dunn, and after the game, Baker Mayfield famously announced that he hadn’t gotten a chance to practice with “a guy named Blake” beforehand. Hance was introducing himself to his teammates in the locker room before the game and will never be forgotten in Cleveland sports lore.
He then filled in for 33 snaps at left tackle against the Kansas City Chiefs and more than held his own against $104 million-dollar-man Frank Clark, who totaled zero pressures for the afternoon. Hance is a guard by trade, so this was no small feat.
However, his presence on the roster for those games was a direct result of a rash of injuries and COVID-19 issues, so for him to make the team out of camp would take a herculean effort. Nothing he hasn’t done before, though.