Cleveland Browns Safeties (5)
John Johnson III
The Browns safeties are incredibly talented but there are also some big concerns. John Johnson III is their top player at the spot after signing him away from the Los Angeles Rams in free agency. He should be their deep safety and his addition brings stability to the unit. Clearly, he’s not the concern, but all the others are.
Cleveland wants to run a base defense with three safeties and that would put Grant Delpit and Ronnie Harrison on the field with Johnson. Unfortunately, neither of them have been healthy since joining the Browns.
Delpit missed his entire rookie season and Harrison had his own issues after coming over from Jacksonville. They’ve also both continued to deal with minor injuries during training camp and the preseason this year.
Behind them is Richard LeCounte, the rookie from Georgia. He’s recorded several turnovers for the Browns in the preseason but he too has injury concerns which is why he slid to the third day of the draft.
Tough Cut: Sheldrick Redwine
Sheldrick Redwine ends up being the tough cut at safety as the Browns decide to go with Jovante Moffatt in his place. Moffatt has been getting a lot of snaps in the preseason and the team seems to have faith in him.