3 second year Cleveland Browns players ready to shine this season

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Nov 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (28) tackles Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (88) during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns Player No. 2 ready to shine this season: Jeremiah Owusu Koramoah, LB

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah started his rookie campaign with a bang and impressed many on his way to a solid first season. He was drafted by the Browns in the second round and was a popular pick by many because of the speed and innate abilities he had shown when he played at Notre Dame.

His first year with the team was a big success. He finished with 76 tackles, forced two fumbles, had four pass deflections, and was credited with 1.5 sacks. Beyond the statistics, the eye test on JOK was as impressive. His speed and ability to find the ball was always very visible. The energy and effort he brought on every play were well documented over the season.

While the Browns have other high-profile players on defense — such as Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward — look for JOK to become more of a leader. The Browns have lacked that linebacker on the team that draws rave reviews, but JOK seems to have finally broken that drought.

I would expect to see tackles over the 100 mark this next season. He’ll continue to force a few fumbles. Maybe he can get a fumble and run it back like his teammate Garrett did last season on one of his sacks. Jok didn’t have an interception last year, but I’d suspect he will be able to get one or two this season.