3 Cleveland Browns whose stock dropped after preseason Week 1

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Aug 14, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Kyle Lauletta (17) calls a play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Kyle Lauletta (17) calls a play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 14, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) is sacked by Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (28) during the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports /

For the most part, the Cleveland Browns came away with nothing but positives from preseason game No. 1. But these three guys should be on watch.

Although the Cleveland Browns hardly played any starters on Saturday night in their opening preseason game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team put on a solid performance. Several guys I had no idea even existed showed they have NFL potential, and the defensive scheme was a blast to watch.

Cleveland’s offense did struggle to finish the job and put seven on the board a couple of times, but it was a dominant performance from the opening whistle to the closing seconds of the game.

The best news of the night, the Cleveland Browns defense was quick to show rookie No. 1 overall pick, Trevor Lawrence, that the NFL is a big jump from ACC football, sacking him on the first play of the game.

Many (including me), would have loved to see more of the starters, but trust me, it’s a good thing that Kevin Stefanski was able to get away with only playing second and third stringers. This gives him and Andrew Berry an in-depth look at the potential of everyone on the roster.

For the most part, it was only a positive takeaway from the first game. There weren’t a lot of penalties, we saw a lot of guys play, and the team got the win. Winning isn’t the end of the world in the preseason, but it certainly doesn’t hurt building confidence.

Most news was good news, but we can’t look past a few guys who lost stock on a roster and/or starting spot on the roster last night. We will also cover two guys who are officially on notice after glimpses of a struggle Saturday night.

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