1. How do the players returning from injury look?
The Browns were already a really good roster, and have added an absurd amount of talent over the offseason. Additionally, they’ll be getting reinforcements from players who suffered major injuries in 2020. The aforementioned Odell Beckham Jr. (torn ACL) changes everything on offense. Chris Hubbard (torn ligaments, dislocated kneecap) provides excellent depth at four different offensive line spots.
Jadeveon Clowney (torn meniscus) has a lot to prove, mostly that he can stay healthy for a full season. If that happens, he’ll be a great complement to Myles Garrett (ankle, oblique), who should be fully recovered from the aftereffects of COVID-19 and lingering injuries.
Greedy Williams (nerve) will be fending off Greg Newsome, but even if the rookie beats him out, Williams will be playing quite a bit as the third cornerback. And Grant Delpit (torn achilles) was to be heavily relied upon as a rookie before suffering a devastating foot injury. He’ll likely be brought back slowly, but he’s an incredibly versatile talent with an elite football IQ and the ability to transform a defense.
Cleveland is depending on these players to play roles ranging from important to vital. Maybe that isn’t necessarily the wisest thing to do, but it’s the situation the team is in. Training camp will provide a decent gauge of where these players are at in their recovery processes.