1. Alex Taylor
Much like Dunn and Hance, Alex Taylor faces an uphill battle to make the roster. Unlike those two players, Taylor doesn’t have a legendary moment in his back pocket. He did play four special teams snaps in Week 17, but that’s it.
Taylor, whose first name is Armani, was surprisingly undrafted in spite of his excellent physical tools. He’s extremely explosive and stands 6-8 and 308 pounds with 36 1/8-inch vines for arms. He is a perfect scheme fit in Cleveland’s wide zone, and now will be heading into his second year with some experience under Bill Callahan.
Taylor did make it through waivers after final cuts last year, but it wouldn’t be wise to bet on that happening again. He can play guard or tackle, and has loads of potential. It is not easy to simply release a player as talented as he is, but there doesn’t appear to be any room for him at the moment.
This is just something that fans will need to get used to. The Browns are going to have to cut good players who will contribute for other teams. That’s just part of being a good team, which will also take some getting used to.