3 thinnest positions on the 2022 Cleveland Browns roster
Cleveland Browns Weakest position No. 1 – Defensive Tackle
You’ll notice I don’t have a quarterback on this list. I think we all can agree if Watson is suspended that quarterback is a huge question mark. But I’ll save that conversation for another day.
Assuming Watson can play (which is a stretch I know), I see defensive tackle as the biggest question mark on the roster right now. However, I will admit, it is the position with the most upside as well.
There’s no lack of depth, as I would argue there will be five guys competing for playing time through camp. The issue is none of those five guys have ever been able to put together a full NFL season as a starter.
Taven Bryan and Jordan Elliott will be the likely favorites to come out as the day one starters, but Perrion Winfrey, Tommy Togiai, and Sheldon Day have great shots if they perform well at camp.
The biggest weakness of this group is stopping the run. You could argue that Day is the only true big man in the group, and the others are all known for their pass-rushing abilities. I know that getting sacks is the biggest goal in the NFL nowadays, but with undersized linebackers, a big three-technique tackle seems like a necessity if this team doesn’t want to give up gapping runs.
There are plenty of veteran defensive tackles still available, but I think Berry would have pulled the trigger by now if that was his plan. I like the upside of the group the Browns have, but I am worried they will struggle mightily against the run.