Browns have four players land in PFF top 101 ranking
The Cleveland Browns had four players make it to the top-101 list released by Pro Football Focus
At 7-10, the Cleveland Browns finished below their expectations in 2022. Even so, there were several players who stood out for their individual performances.
Cleveland had three players make the Pro Bowl this season as well as five alternates. Now, they had some of those same players praised again as four Browns made the recently released top-101 list from Pro Football Focus.
Amari Cooper - 81st
The first Cleveland player to show up on the list is Amari Cooper, who was added in the offseason for a mere fifth-round pick and swapping of sixth-rounders. The Dallas Cowboys were looking to shed salary and even though Jerry Jones thinks he made a solid move, Cleveland absolutely fleeced them.
Cooper finished the campaign with 78 receptions for 1,160 yards and nine touchdowns. He's an elite route-runner that creates insane amounts of separation from his defender. Cooper commands double-teams as well, making his impact go far beyond his own numbers.
Joel Bitonio - 33rd
Joel Bitonio actually finished the season as the No. 2 guard in the NFL according to PFF. However, that was only good enough for 33rd in the NFL. Still, that's a great finish for Bitonio, who continues to be the model of consistency.
In addition to being a rock at left guard, Bitonio is the longest-tenured player on the roster. The Nevada product has also stepped up in recent years as a leader, and is locked up for the foreseeable future thanks to a recent extension.
Nick Chubb - 22nd
There will be those who think Nick Chubb should be higher on the list, especially since he was the third-highest graded running back in the league. But with it being a passing league, quarterbacks, wide receivers, and pass rushers will usually get the nod.
Still, Chubb had his fourth season with at least 1,000 yards on the ground — it should have been five if not for Hue Jackson. He had 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 5.0 per attempt.
Myles Garrett - 6th
As expected, Myles Garrett comes in highest for Cleveland. The six-year veteran had a career high in tackles (60) and tied his personal best with 16 sacks — which is also a franchise record.
Garrett came in at No. 6 overall and was the third-best defender. Only Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs (No. 3) and Micah Parsons of the Dallas Cowboys (No. 5) finished ahead of him.