The Cleveland Browns have had several players selected to the Pro Bowl each season for a few years now and a few more could be added to that group in 2022.
There was a time when fans were used to one, maybe two Cleveland Browns players being selected to the Pro Bowl each season. Fortunately, times have changed and the team is filled with a plethora of talent on both sides of the ball.
In 2021, Myles Garrett, Joel Bitonio, Wyatt Teller, Nick Chubb, and Denzel Ward were selected. It is safe to guess that they will make another appearance this season, but what new faces could join them?
Cleveland Browns LB: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
When Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was drafted in 2021, most viewed it as an absolute steal. He was projected as a first-round pick and the Browns got him in the second round. To no one’s surprise, JOK had a superb rookie year. He finished with 57 solo tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 3 sacks, and a 76.5 Pro Football Focus grade.
The Browns defense is absolutely stacked. With players like Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, Denzel Ward, Greg Newsome, John Johnson, and Grant Delpit, there becomes an issue for opposing teams to game plan for every single player. This plays in JOK’s favor as he can fly under the radar, at least for some of the season until teams catch onto him, and be the game-breaker many think he can be.
His talent, versatility, and explosiveness causes opposing quarterbacks to account for where he is on the field at all times. Those traits combined with his nose for the football helped him have a productive rookie year, and he is expected to be even better in 2022.
It helps that there are a lot of familiar faces on an incredibly talented defense that will help JOK take that big step forward. Do not be surprised if he finishes with double the sack numbers and a great rush defense grade. The main concern will be him remaining healthy all season, but if he does then he’ll earn his first Pro Bowl selection.