Cleveland Browns: 3 things to watch for heading into training camp
The Cleveland Browns have quite the storylines following them as they head into the start of training camp Wednesday, with veterans reporting and joining the rookies and quarterbacks at camp Tuesday.
The biggest headline is surrounding Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as the team continues to wait on word from former U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson regarding potential discipline for Watson due to a possible violation of the NFL’s Code of Conduct policy.
However, there are still other headlines that are being overlooked and should be closely monitored as we dive into training camp, such as the defensive line room and the intense running back competition we’re expecting throughout camp and into the preseason.
3 things to watch for heading into Cleveland Browns training camp
3. Defensive line
There are two players who Browns fans should keep an eye out for during camp: Taven Bryan and Jordan Elliott.
Bryan, who was signed by the Browns at the beginning of free agency in March, is a player the team is really excited for. The Browns feel as if he is the perfect player that can disrupt a game from the interior.
Taven Bryan is a former first-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018, and someone who has never really hit their stride in the NFL.
His best season took place during his 2019 campaign in Jacksonville, where he totaled 33 tackles, two sacks, a pass deflection, a forced fumble and nine quarterback hits.
He will be a key player for Cleveland on the defensive front in 2022, and will likely see a lot of playing time in his first year with the team. As of now, he’s expected to be a starter and the Browns are really excited to see what he can bring to the table with a change of scenery in the Joe Woods run defense.
Another player whom the Browns are really excited for is Jordan Elliott, a 2020 third-round pick by Andrew Berry.
Elliot has never quite had the right consistent opportunity to show what he can do, but it appears as if 2022 will be just that for Elliott. Alongside Taven Bryan, Jordan Elliott will be the likely starter on the defensive line.
Elliott is a guy who Andrew Berry and the organization are hoping can take that pivotal next step in his still young career.
Even though the expected starters as we head into training camp are Taven Bryan and Jordan Elliott, guys like Tommy Togiai, Perrion Winfrey and Sheldon Day will all likely make the team, and be in the rotation at the front lines of the defense.