After missing his entire rookie season due to injury, safety Grant Delpit looked solid in his Cleveland Browns debut
Taking it all the way back to when the Cleveland Browns drafted LSU safety Grant Delpit in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, he has been one of the most highly anticipated draft selections in the past few years for the Browns.
A safety that can fly around the field and make plays many others can’t, the Browns have been in need of a presence such as Delpit can bring. After tearing his Achilles before his rookie season could even begin, Delpits debut had been set back an entire season. While he missed Week 1 this year, he made his debut this past Sunday, and did not disappoint.
Prior to Sunday, the last time Delpit had seen the field, he won a national title. Winning a title with LSU, Delpit was set for the NFL. What the Browns saw from Delpit on Sunday is the guy they thought they were drafting over a year ago.
Not only did Delpit do things that weren’t on the stat sheet, his numbers can also speak for themselves. In his debut, he totaled 3 solo tackles (5 total), 2 sacks and a forced fumble. If you’re not much of a football guy, that is one heck of a debut for a safety.
As Cleveland football fans, we haven’t seen a good hit or two in a long time from a safety, either. Delpit reminded us what that was like on Sunday, as he laid a massive hit on the quarterback in one of his sacks.
Early in the game, Delpit did not see the field as much. Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor was firing on all cylinders, and ended up finishing the first half with only one incompletion before getting hurt and not returning. Delpit and company made Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills look the part in the second half, as his QBR when he entered for Taylor ended up being a daunting 10.1.
From shooting gaps all the way from center field to stuffing runs and lighting up the quarterback, Delpit will look to build off his solid NFL debut next week against the Bears and continue to prove to everyone just what he can be in this league.