Cleveland Browns under the radar player No. 3 – Mack Wilson
The Cleveland Browns drafted Mack Wilson in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft from Alabama. In his rookie year, he looked like he may really be something, but he’s never been able to improve from there. On top of that, he hasn’t been able to fully recover from a knee injury last season.
As a rookie, his biggest asset was his speed. He often overran plays and struggled to shed blocks in the middle of the defense, but he made up for it by flying around the field.
Since then he has had a serious knee injury and has bulked up a little bit which have both taken away from his athleticism. He looks like he’s overthinking every play which is also making him a step slower.
With Anthony Walker on the COVID list and Jacob Phillips just coming off injured reserve, Wilson will likely see a high number of snaps on Sunday along with Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Sione Takitaki.
This could be the big opportunity for Wilson to prove doubters wrong and have a big game vs. a team that wants to run the ball every single play if possible. Wilson will need to be on top of his game for the Browns defense to have a chance but look for him to be extremely motivated.
JOK will certainly stand out again, but don’t be surprised to see a guy like Wilson have a seven or eight tackle game. He must keep gap discipline, and he must not miss open field tackles for the Browns to have a chance.