Breaking down PFF’s three bold takes for Cleveland Browns in 2022
A recent PFF article has some bold predictions for the 2022 Cleveland Browns, let’s see if we believe any of them will come true.
The NFL season has officially started with a Thursday night game opener, and we have officially hit a point where Thursday through Monday, football games are on TV. It’s been a long wait, but we are now just days away from the Cleveland Browns opening their season in Carolina.
It will certainly be a strange look with Baker Mayfield on the opposing team, and with Deshaun Watson (his replacement) suspended. There’s no doubt we will see the best of Mayfield, but there are still a lot of questions about what we will see from the Browns.
Sam Monson of PFF recently made bold predictions for each NFL team, and in his AFC North piece, he had a couple of monster conclusions. Keep reading to see what each means for the 2022 season.
PFF’s 3 Bold Cleveland Browns predictions
No. 3: O-line Struggles
The Cleveland Browns have built a very strong offensive line, but there are certainly some major question marks as well. The guards are solid, no questions. Nick Harris was a great replacement for J.C. Tretter, but his injury has made Ethan Pocic a bit of a liability at center.
Jedrick Wills and Jack Conklin both have the potential to be fantastic tackles, but both are coming off injuries. Wills has been good at times, but we can’t look past the fact that he hasn’t developed nearly as quickly as some would have liked.
Remember, some thought Conklin could be forced to retire with the knee injury he suffered last year. The good news for the Browns, with athletic quarterbacks some pressure can be avoided. Even if the Browns front five ranks outside the top-10 as Monson predicts, that doesn’t mean this offense still can’t be effective.
But I can’t say I think he’s wrong, there’s some serious overvaluing when it comes to the offensive line in 2022.