Browns: 3 defensive players that shined in Week 3

Browns Jordan Kunaszyk
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Defensive standout No. 2: Jordan Kunaszyk

Normally when a bottom of the roster linebacker is added halfway through training camp it’s just because the team needs extra bodies to spread out the reps. Well, nobody told Jordan Kunaszyk that he was just a warm body. Since the day he arrived in Berea number 51 has done nothing except go hard on every play.

For three straight games Kunaszyk has been flashing all over the field. The motor that he plays with jumps off the screen, and if there is a play to be made, you can bet that number 51 will be there to make it.

Saturday evening was no different. The 6-foot-3, 235 pound linebacker was playing like his job was on the line, probably because it is. Kunaszyk finished the night with seven total tackles, with five of the solo variety, and a fumble recovery. It was the third straight game where Kunaszyk has shown up and shown out and made the most of his opportunity.

Kunaszyk’s motor and skill set screams special teams extraordinaire. The Browns have a few tough decisions on their hands, but Kunaszyk shouldn’t be one of them. Kunaszyk is the perfect end of the linebacker room guy that will excel at doing the grunt work and be happy to do it.