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Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Browns are no longer the laughing stock of the NFL, not even close. After years of being the league punching bag, the Browns submitted a 2018 season that has sparked serious optimism. For most franchises, a 7-8-1 record is nothing to be overly excited about, but, for the Browns, that record represents an enormous leap in the right direction.

In 2017, Cleveland finished 0-16 with Hue Jackson as head coach, DeShone Kizer at quarterback, Isaiah Crowell at running back, and Ricardo Louis as the most productive wide receiver.

Entering the 2019 season, Freddie Kitchens is the new head coach, Baker Mayfield, fresh off of one of the greatest rookie seasons in league history, is at quarterback, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, and Duke Johnson form one of the strongest running back groups in the NFL, and some guy named Odell Beckham Jr. is WR1.

So, yeah. The Browns have a lot to be excited about.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Garrett Gilbert G. Gilbert (3)
66
#99 QB
Running Back RB
85
#20 RB
Dontrell Hilliard D. Hilliard (4)
65
#172 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Derrick Willies D. Willies (6)
65
#342 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Damion Ratley D. Ratley (5)
65
#326 WR
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Derrick Willies D. Willies (6)
65
#342 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Damion Ratley D. Ratley (5)
65
#326 WR
Quarterback QB
Garrett Gilbert G. Gilbert (3)
66
#99 QB
Running Back RB
85
#20 RB
Dontrell Hilliard D. Hilliard (4)
65
#172 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Genard Avery G. Avery (2)
78
#59 DE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Left Cornerback LCB
89
#11 CB
Tavierre Thomas T. Thomas (2)
68
#190 CB
Strong Safety SS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Genard Avery G. Avery (2)
78
#59 DE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Left Cornerback LCB
89
#11 CB
Tavierre Thomas T. Thomas (2)
68
#190 CB
Strong Safety SS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Cleveland Browns Browns
89
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Cleveland Browns
89
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
Cleveland Browns Browns
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Cleveland Browns
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating
Austin Seibert A. Seibert
75
Greg Joseph G. Joseph
73
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Austin Seibert A. Seibert
75
K 1
Greg Joseph G. Joseph
73
K 2
Punters Rating
Britton Colquitt B. Colquitt
80
Jamie Gillan J. Gillan
74
Michael Carrizosa M. Carrizosa
66
Punters Rating Depth Position
Britton Colquitt B. Colquitt
80
P 1
Jamie Gillan J. Gillan
74
P 2
Michael Carrizosa M. Carrizosa
66
P 3

Preseason Analysis: Playoff Aspirations

Offseason Moves

No team in the league had as eventful of an offseason as had the Browns.

Firstly, the coaching staff went through a complete makeover. Jackson was fired midway through the 2018 season, and interim head coach Gregg Williams was replaced by Kitchens, the offensive coordinator with whom Baker Mayfield has a great relationship. Although Kitchens will call the plays, he will be aided by new offensive coordinator Todd Monken from Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, former Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks becomes the new defensive coordinator, taking over for Williams.

As far as player personnel changes, no move was as significant as Cleveland’s trade for Odell Beckham Jr., one of the most dynamic players and brightest stars in the NFL. The addition of Beckham to a receiving corps of Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, and David Njoku gives Mayfield a plethora of options and creates nightmare matchups for opposing defenses. Even without Beckham, the Browns had one of the better passing attacks in the league, with Mayfield a rookie. With Beckham on the roster, in Mayfield’s second year, it might just be unfair.

Another key offseason pickup for the Cleveland offense was the signing of former Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt, who was released from the Chiefs after a video circulated of him physically assaulting a woman. Hunt, who will be suspended for eight games, is an ultra-productive player who will give the Browns a three headed monster at running back when he returns.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Browns signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson who had a productive, if uneven season last year for the Minnesota Vikings. Joining Richardson as a newcomer on defense will be Olivier Vernon, a pass rusher that the Browns acquired from the Giants. In 11 games last year, Vernon tallied seven sacks, giving Cleveland help in the area that they finished 22nd in last season.

However, Cleveland’s offseason consisted not only of additions but also of subtractions. Safety Jabrill Peppers was sent to the Giants in the Beckham trade, and offensive guard Kevin Zeitler went to New York in exchange for Vernon. Both players are undoubtedly starting caliber, with Peppers flashing star potential in his second season. Additionally, linebacker Jamie Collins leaves in free agency to re-sign with the Patriots.

Looking Ahead

With all of the talent on this Cleveland roster, anything less than a postseason birth would be disappointing, which is crazy to think considering that the Browns haven’t even had a winning record since 2007.

It all starts with Baker Mayfield. As a rookie, Mayfield had 3725 yards and 27 touchdowns in just 14 games. In the second half of the season, he had a passer rating of 106.2, which would have been fifth in the league if maintained for 16 games. Any sort of leap from him would catapult the offense into the league’s elite.

As mentioned earlier, Beckham takes the receiving corps to the next level, allowing Landry to operate in his preferred role as a short and intermediate target. Beckham is as complete of a receiver as there is in the league, capable of lining up and exploiting matchups all over the field. His mere presence should demand significant attention which should give Mayfield bigger windows when throwing to Landry, Callaway, or Njoku.

Beckham’s presence should also open up the run game even more. As a rookie, Chubb gained 996 yards on the ground despite only taking over as the lead runner in the seventh game of the season. He will be complemented by the pass catching skills of Duke Johnson and then joined by Hunt midway through the season.

On the defensive side of the ball, Vernon and Richardon join star Myles Garrett to create a formidable front, while rookie Greedy Williams joins Denzel Ward in the secondary to create a unit with high potential.

If the defense can piece together their star players and become a middle of the pack unit with a high propensity for turnover causation, this team should have its first winning season since 2007, and the playoffs are not at all an unrealistic goal.