Cleveland Browns: Top 5 storylines to follow at training camp
4. The talent at the end of the roster
With how talented the roster is, it’s just a fact of life that the Browns wil have to move on from good players. There really aren’t a lot of true position battles to go around, but there are some guys on the end of the roster who could go from longshots to having legitimate roles.
Marvin Wilson was not drafted, but Cleveland thought highly enough of him to make him the richest undrafted free agent in NFL history. Andrew Billings and Malik Jackson are expected to start, but Wilson will be battling Tommy Togiai, Jordan Elliott, and potentially Malik McDowell for rotational snaps. Will the team get the dominant 2018 and 2019 version of Wilson, or the less impressive (but still worth rostering) 2020 form? Only time will tell.
McDowell has a claim to the title of second-most-talented player on the entire roster after only Myles Garrett, but despite being a high second-round pick in 2017, he’s never played an NFL snap due to a serious injury and multiple legal issues. This could very well be his final chance at a football career, and perhaps that will motivate him. If it does, he’ll play quite a bit, and the Browns defensive tackle room could go from mostly unproven to one of the better groups in the league.