3. Cleveland Browns S, Grant Delpit
In the 2020 NFL Draft, Grant Delpit slid to the second round and the Cleveland Browns were happy to move up and secure his services. Unfortunately, they were unable to see him play at all during his rookie campaign as Delpit tore his Achilles during training camp.
He then spent what should have been his rookie season rehabbing and finally made his debut in Week 2 against Houston. While he didn’t play a ton of snaps, he showed off his instincts as he had six tackles and a sack in that game.
Throughout the season, he continued to get more playing time and was on the field for 15 games — with seven starts. Delpit had a combined 66 tackles, one sack, one interception, and one forced fumbles in what was essentially his rookie season.
He was especially impressive in their win over Baltimore in Week 14 as he had 11 solo tackles. He added another 11 tackles two weeks later as Cleveland lost to the Steelers.
Delpit’s nose for the ball and his ability to wrap up the ball carrier were on full display this season and Cleveland fans should be excited about what that means for the future. This kid is going to be special and pairing him with John Johnson III for the next couple of seasons should keep their secondary strong.