3 Cleveland Browns who may lose their roster spot to rookies

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Cleveland Browns Player No. 2 that may be replaced by a rookie: Jordan Elliott, defensive tackle

Defensive tackle Jordan Elliott was a third-round pick in 2020 and has never lived up to his draft position in two years with the Browns. At times Elliott has shown flashes as an interior pass rusher but against the run has struggled mightily to make an impact.

There have been times like last year during training camp and the preseason that he showed skills that made him a day two draft pick. He just has never really shown consistency and can become a non-factor in games. Elliott was an interior pass rush specialist in college yet in two seasons with the Browns he has appeared in 32 games and has 0.5 career sacks.

The Browns used fourth-round picks both last year (Tommy Togiai) and this year (Perrion Winfrey) on defensive tackles as they continue to try and solve the position. The best aspect of Perrion Winfrey’s game is his pass-rush ability so it could be thought that he is added insurance if Jordan Elliott cannot figure it out.

Elliott will get every chance in camp to take a starting job but with Togiai and the rookie Winfrey behind him, he may be down to his last chance in Cleveland.