Cleveland Browns Offensive Depth Chart
Quarterback: Baker Mayfield, Case Keenum
This is one of those positions where there’s not even a question mark. Feels weird to say that for the Cleveland Browns, but they’ve finally found their franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield, with a solid backup in Case Keenum. Nick Mullens is the emergency guy, but he’s on the practice squad, so he doesn’t count against the 53.
Running Back: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, D’Ernest Johnson, Demetric Felton
Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt continue to be the two-headed monster in the backfield. Johnson had a stellar preseason, locking in his spot at RB3, and Felton makes the team more as a returner, but can make an impact at running back and as a pass-catcher out of the backfield when needed.
Fullback: Andy Janovich
The Browns only kept on fullback on the roster, which was always going to be the case. Janovich will continue to be a solid lead blocker for what is widely considered the best backfield in the entire NFL.
Wide Receiver: Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Rashard Higgins, Anthony Schwartz
A healthy Odell Beckham Jr. puts him at the top of the wide receiver depth chart, and immediately bolsters this entire pass-catching corp. Behind him, Landy and Peoples-Jones will likely see the bulk of snaps at wide receivers, with Higgins and the rookie Schwartz coming in at times to help stretch the field even more.
Tight End: Austin Hooper, David Njoku, Harrison Bryant
Austin Hooper will be the first tight end listed on the depth chart, but with the amount of two-tight end sets that the Browns like to run, expect to see a heavy dose of Njoku this season as well. Bryant should also get his fair share of snaps as well after playing well as a rookie in 2020.
Tackles: Jedrick Wills, Jr., Jack Conklin, James Hudson III, Chris Hubbard
Suddenly, the Cleveland Browns depth chart is loaded with offensive linemen. They’re arguably the best in the league and will only get better as Jedrick Wills grows into his left tackle role. Jack Conklin will stay at right tackle and continues to be one of the best in the game.
Rookie James Hudson III is in the plans as the swing tackle but he struggled some in the preseason. That could lead to Chris Hubbard being in the plans as a tackle, even though he’s better inside at guard. Hubbard also needs to prove he’s fully healthy before he can become the utility man they know he’s capable of being.
Guards: Joel Bitonio, Wyatt Teller, Blake Hance, Michael Dunn
Joel Bitonio is the longest-tenured Brown and is a stud at left guard. At right guard is Wyatt Teller, who broke out last season and was a top-rated guard in the NFL.
The Browns probably didn’t want to go with both Dunn and Hance but the aforementioned issues for Hudson and health concerns for Hubbard forced their hand. It will be interesting to see if they move one should Hubbard get back to 100 percent and Hudson prove he can be the swing tackle.
Center: J.C. Tretter, Nick Harris
Veteran J.C. Tretter enters the season at 30-years of age. He’s been one of the best in the game for years but his age and price tag could lead to him being a casualty next season in favor of Harris, who was drafted in 2020 as a potential replacement.