No. 2 – Cleveland Browns S Ronnie Harrison
At the time, the addition of Ronnie Harrison before the start of the 2020 season was one of the best moves Andrew Berry had made. Harrison is an athletic guy with great instincts who was one of the best three players on the Browns defense last year.
Now that Cleveland has an improved defense (that is still really bad at times), you’re starting to see some of the flaws in Harrison’s game.
One, he can be a bit too emotional on the field. Playing with passion and heart is great, but Harrison has turned into a guy that will get the stupid penalty at least eight times a year. He has had multiple 15-yard penalties and was even ejected vs. the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1.
Two, he is a guy that I have seen quit before. It’s hard to stay positive after the shellacking the team took in New England, and I saw a few plays during the end of the game where Harrison just wasn’t in the game. I know it’s hard when you’re getting beaten that badly, but you’re making far too much money to quit.
We also can’t overlook the fact that there is no way the Cleveland Browns will be able to afford to re-sign Harrison. He was a third-round pick who has started a lot of games in the NFL coming off his rookie deal. I’m not sure exactly what his market will be, but I don’t see the Browns likely making an offer.
Berry would have needed to hurdle the compensatory formula in a deal for Harrison, but I find it hard to believe he couldn’t have found a strong suitor.