Cleveland Browns Team Stats 2019 Cleveland Browns Stats

6-10, 3rd AFC North

@ CIN

6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

The Cleveland Browns made a big improvement in 2018, going from 0-16 the previous year to 7-8-1 last year. It looks like they finally found an answer in Baker Mayfield who has the makings of a franchise QB for a franchise that’s been searching for answers since anyone could remember. They made a big splash in the offense with the acquisition of Odell Beckham Jr. He’ll be a great piece to put alongside Jarvis Landry and Nick Chubb in what many predict to be a playoff team in 2019.

The defense was ranked 21st overall with an especially poor passing defense. The defensive line needed work and some depth, especially at the linebacking position. On average, the defense gave up 24.5 points and 393 yards per game. They’ll definitely have to improve those in order to give a talent, but still young offense some time to further develop. They added Sheldon Rihardson and Oliver Vernon to shore up the defensive line.

Home Record: 4-4 Away Record: 2-6 Conference Record: 6-6 Division Record: 3-3
Bye Week: 7 Head Coach: Kevin Stefanski Offensive Coordinator: Alex Van Pelt Defensive Coordinator: Joe Woods
Special Teams: Mike Priefer Owner: Jimmy Haslam Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium Surface: Artificial
City: Cleveland Offensive Scheme: 3WR Defensive Alignment: 4-3

Browns Team Stats

Team Ratings Offense Stats Defense Stats
Overall Offense Defense SP Teams FPTS Off Plays TOP PTS YDS Pass Yds Pass TD Rush Yds Rush TD RZ TD OV TD PTS Allow YDS Allow Pass Yds Allow Pass TD Allow Rush Yds Allow Rush TD Allow RZ TD Allow OV TD Allow TOP Allow
77
79
74
74
1048
973
30:42
335
5455
3554
22
1901
15
29
38
393
5785
3470
25
2315
19
35
46
30:18

Browns Team Rankings

Team Rankings Offense Rankings Defense Rankings
Overall Offense Defense SP Teams FPTS Off Plays TOP PTS YDS Pass Yds Pass TD Rush Yds Rush TD RZ TD OV TD PTS Allow YDS Allow Pass Yds Allow Pass TD Allow Rush Yds Allow Rush TD Allow RZ TD Allow OV TD Allow TOP Allow
20
22
20
26
21
26
13
22
22
22
19
12
15
16
18
20
22
7
17
30
28
26
20
13

Browns Team Offensive Stats

Opponent Vegas Total Offense Rushing Offense Passing Offense Redzone Turnovers Penalties
Wk TEAM DEF RNK Spread ML O/U TOP PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS PLAYS YDS YDS/PLAY ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD ATT YDS/ATT COMP YDS/COMP YDS TD RZ ATT RZ TD RZ % TOV INT FUML PEN YDS
1 TEN
11
-5.5 -250 44 30:42 13 6 0 7 0 63 346 5.5 20 102 5.1 1 38 6.4 25 9.8 244 1 2 2 100% 3 3 0 18 182
2 NYJ
16
-1.7 -80 11.8 29:41 2 6 10 7 0 16 99 0.4 1 18 0.2 0 2 0.6 1 1.1 80 0 0 0 13.2% 0 0 0 1 22
3 LAR
11
4 175 48.5 31:37 13 0 6 7 0 63 270 4.3 24 95 4 0 36 4.9 18 9.7 175 1 4 1 25% 1 1 0 8 60
4 BAL
1
7 252 45 30:17 40 7 3 14 16 61 530 8.7 29 193 6.7 4 31 10.9 20 16.8 337 1 5 4 80% 1 1 0 6 41
5 SF
15
7.7 244 62.7 22:17 5 0 3 0 0 60 235 6.7 24 133 9.7 0 31 5.5 12 11.4 102 0 3 0 0% 7 3 3 12 72
6 SEA
3
-1 -114 46 26:19 28 14 6 0 8 61 406 6.7 24 157 6.5 3 37 6.7 22 11.3 249 1 5 3 60% 4 3 1 9 83
8 NE
11
9.5 317 43 27:45 13 0 7 3 3 58 310 5.3 22 159 7.2 0 31 4.9 20 7.6 151 1 1 0 0% 3 1 2 13 85
9 DEN
9
-3.1 -156 30.5 35:30 15 0 12 0 7 57 274 2.9 23 70 1.9 0 33 3.8 21 5.9 204 1 3 1 15.6% 0 0 0 3 31
10 BUF
8
-3 -164 42 31:46 19 6 3 3 7 66 368 5.6 26 147 5.7 0 38 5.8 26 8.5 221 2 4 2 50% 0 0 0 4 70
11 PIT
7
-3 -160 41.5 33:56 21 7 7 0 7 68 293 4.3 35 104 3 1 32 5.9 17 11.1 189 2 3 3 100% 0 0 0 8 121
12 MIA
2
-9.4 -460 39.4 36:60 35 14 14 0 13 57 400 5.1 27 126 3.4 1 29 6.9 21 11.4 274 2 4 3 68.5% 1 1 0 5 60
13 PIT
11
-1 -122 40 32:60 13 3 7 0 3 63 279 4.4 24 106 4.4 0 34 5.1 18 9.6 173 1 3 1 33.3% 2 1 1 5 34
14 CIN
4
-6.5 -284 43 25:29 27 7 7 10 3 52 333 6.4 27 146 5.4 2 24 7.8 11 17 187 0 3 2 66.7% 2 2 0 6 30
15 ARI
5
-3 -162 49 30:49 24 0 10 7 7 67 393 5.9 23 152 6.6 1 43 5.6 30 8 241 2 2 2 100% 2 1 1 6 55
16 BAL
9
10 341 48.5 25:41 15 0 6 3 6 53 241 4.5 19 57 3 0 33 5.6 20 9.2 184 2 2 2 100% 1 1 0 7 62
17 CIN
6
-3 -158 43.5 25:19 23 7 9 0 7 53 313 5.9 20 74 3.7 0 27 8.9 12 19.9 239 3 2 1 50% 3 3 0 4 33

Browns Team Defensive Stats

Opponent Total Offense Allowed Rushing Allowed Passing Allowed Redzone Allowed Opp Turnovers Opp Penalties
Wk TEAM OFF RNK TOF PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS PLAYS YDS YDS/PLAY ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD ATT YDS/ATT COMP YDS/COMP YDS TD ATT TD % TOV INT FUML PEN YDS
1 TEN
1
29:18 43 3 9 10 21 56 339 6.1 28 123 4.4 1 24 9 14 15.4 216 3 4 3 75% 0 0 0 6 54
2 NYJ
16
30:19 0 0 3 0 0 16 69 0.3 2 24 0.3 0 2 0.4 2 0.5 44 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 1 23
3 LAR
10
28:23 20 3 0 7 10 64 344 5.4 24 90 3.8 0 38 6.7 24 10.6 254 2 3 2 66.7% 3 2 1 7 49
4 BAL
8
29:43 25 0 7 3 15 67 395 5.9 29 173 6 0 34 6.5 24 9.2 222 3 2 2 100% 3 2 1 3 15
5 SF
2
37:43 41 14 7 7 3 93 583 10.8 52 359 11.8 3 38 10.1 26 11.2 223 3 5 3 87.2% 0 0 0 7 44
6 SEA
5
33:41 32 6 12 7 7 74 454 6.1 38 170 4.5 2 33 8.6 23 12.3 284 2 7 4 57.1% 1 0 1 10 65
8 NE
7
32:15 27 17 0 7 3 66 318 4.8 27 79 2.9 0 36 6.6 20 12 239 2 6 2 33.3% 0 0 0 4 32
9 DEN
12
24:30 19 7 10 7 0 34 236 4.3 16 99 3.9 1 16 5.4 7 11.4 137 1 0 0 0% 1 0 1 4 43
10 BUF
14
28:14 16 0 7 2 7 62 344 5.5 20 84 4.2 2 41 6.3 22 11.8 260 0 3 2 66.7% 0 0 0 7 40
11 PIT
15
26:40 7 0 0 7 0 64 236 3.7 16 58 3.6 0 44 4 23 7.7 178 1 1 1 100% 4 4 0 6 41
12 MIA
9
23:54 21 0 3 14 7 54 243 3.3 17 79 3.4 1 33 3.6 18 6.7 164 1 3 2 64.2% 1 1 0 6 80
13 PIT
10
27:54 20 0 10 7 3 54 323 6 32 124 3.9 1 21 9.5 14 14.2 199 1 3 1 33.3% 1 1 0 10 65
14 CIN
12
34:31 19 6 7 3 3 72 451 6.3 31 179 5.8 1 39 7 23 11.8 272 0 5 1 20% 1 1 0 8 99
15 ARI
3
29:11 38 7 14 7 10 60 445 7.4 35 226 6.5 4 25 8.8 19 11.5 219 1 6 5 83.3% 1 1 0 5 34
16 BAL
6
34:19 31 0 14 7 10 71 481 6.8 40 243 6.1 1 31 7.7 20 11.9 238 3 4 3 75% 1 0 1 7 50
17 CIN
4
34:41 33 13 7 3 10 68 361 5.3 39 179 4.6 3 28 6.5 16 11.4 182 1 5 4 80% 1 1 0 3 20

Browns Special Teams Stats

Opponent Special Teams Special Teams Allowed
Wk TEAM FGM FGA XPM XPA PUNT RET PUNT RET YDS KICK RET KICK RET YDS OPP FGM OPP FGA OPP XPM OPP XPA OPP PUNT RET OPP PUNT RET YDS OPP KICK RET OPP KICK RET YDS
1 TEN 0 0 1 2 1 18 4 103 2 2 5 5 0 0 3 50
2 NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
3 LAR 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 12 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 0
4 BAL 2 2 4 4 0 0 3 43 1 1 2 2 1 14 5 101
5 SF 2 2 0 0 2 -8 5 84 2 7 7 7 2 42 2 7
6 SEA 0 0 2 3 1 5 2 102 2 2 2 3 0 0 1 21
8 NE 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 46 2 4 3 3 1 8 2 42
9 DEN 2 2 1 1 1 16 1 45 1 1 2 2 1 16 1 38
10 BUF 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 40 0 2 2 2 2 34 5 115
11 PIT 0 2 3 3 3 16 2 50 0 1 1 1 2 18 2 32
12 MIA 1 2 4 4 2 7 1 17 1 1 2 2 1 0 3 70
13 PIT 2 2 1 1 1 5 3 36 2 2 2 2 2 14 3 72
14 CIN 2 2 3 3 2 16 2 47 4 4 1 1 1 0 5 114
15 ARI 1 2 3 3 1 9 4 67 1 1 5 5 1 -2 4 81
16 BAL 1 1 0 1 1 11 2 25 1 1 4 4 2 7 3 62
17 CIN 1 1 2 3 1 9 3 95 2 2 3 4 2 1 3 62

Browns Team Leaders

Passing
ATT: 534
COMP: 317
YDS: 3,827
TD: 22
Rushing
ATT: 298
YDS: 1,494
YPG: 93.38
TD: 8
Receiving
TGT: 138
REC: 83
YDS: 1,174
TD: 6
Interceptions
INT: 4
INT/YDS: 24
PDEF: 9
PDEF/G: 0.56
Field Goals
FGA: 29
FGM: 25
FG%: 86.2%
XPM: 30

Browns Quarterback Stats

Player Passing Turnovers Snaps Sacks
Name RTG GP PASS RTG ATT ATT/G COMP COMP/G COMP % Yds/Att Yds/COMP YDS YPG 300+ Long TDs TDs/G INT INT/G FUM FUML # off % # #/G YDS
Baker Mayfield
84
16 76.9 534 33.4 317 19.81 59.4% 7.2 12.1 3,827 239.19 3 89 22 1.38 21 1.31 6 2 1,062 99% 40 2.5 285
Garrett Gilbert
66
5 4.9 3 0.6 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1% 0 0 0

Browns Running Back Stats

Player Rushing Receiving Totals (Rush + Rec) Snaps Turnovers
Name RTG GP ATT ATT/G YDS/ATT YDS YPG Long 100+ TD TD/G TGTS TGTS/G REC RPG YDS YPR YPG Long 100+ TD TD/G TCH TCH % YDS YPG ATT/G + TGT/G # Off % FUM FUML
Nick Chubb
84
16 298 18.62 5 1494 93.38 88 7 8 0.5 49 3.06 36 2.25 278 7.7 17.38 32 0 0 0 334 36% 1,772 110.75 21.69 731 68% 3 3
Kareem Hunt
89
8 43 5.38 4.2 179 22.38 16 0 2 0.25 44 5.5 37 4.62 285 7.7 35.62 29 0 1 0.12 80 9% 464 58 10.88 313 60% 1 0
Dontrell Hilliard
65
14 13 0.93 3.8 49 3.5 11 0 2 0.14 15 1.07 12 0.86 92 7.7 6.57 19 0 0 0 25 3% 141 10.07 2 134 13% 2 0
D'Ernest Johnson
16 4 0.25 5.2 21 1.31 13 0 0 0 7 0.44 6 0.38 71 11.8 4.44 27 0 0 0 10 1% 92 5.75 0.69 48 4% 0 0

Browns Wide Receiver Stats

Player Receiving Totals (Rec + Rush) Snaps Turnovers
Name RTG GP TM Pass TGTS TGT % TGTS/G Rec Rec % RPG Yds YPR YPG Long 100+ TD TD/G TCH TCH % ATT/G + TGT/G YDS YPG # Off % FUM FUML
Jarvis Landry
82
16 539 138 25.6% 8.62 83 60% 5.19 1,174 14.1 73.38 65 2 6 0.38 84 9% 8.69 1,184 74 1,002 94% 0 0
Odell Beckham Jr
97
16 539 133 24.7% 8.31 74 56% 4.62 1,035 14 64.69 89 2 4 0.25 77 8% 8.5 1,045 65.31 1,021 95% 1 1
Damion Ratley
65
13 539 24 4.5% 1.85 12 50% 0.92 200 16.7 15.38 46 0 1 0.08 12 1% 1.85 200 15.38 267 25% 0 0
Antonio Callaway
73
4 539 15 2.8% 3.75 8 53% 2 89 11.1 22.25 41 0 0 0 8 1% 3.75 89 22.25 157 39% 0 0
Khadarel Hodge
65
16 539 10 1.9% 0.62 4 40% 0.25 76 19 4.75 41 0 0 0 4 0% 0.62 76 4.75 130 12% 0 0
Rashard Higgins
72
10 539 11 2% 1.1 4 36% 0.4 55 13.8 5.5 35 0 1 0.1 4 0% 1.1 55 5.5 178 17% 0 0
Taywan Taylor
77
3 539 1 0.2% 0.33 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0.33 0 0 29 3% 0 0

Browns Tight End Stats

Player Receiving Snaps Turnovers
Name RTG GP TM Pass TGTS TGT % TGTS/G Rec Rec % RPG Yds YPR YPG Long 100+ TD TD/G # Off % FUM FUML
Ricky Seals-Jones
74
14 539 22 4.1% 1.57 14 64% 1 229 16.4 16.36 59 0 4 0.29 248 23% 1 1
Demetrius Harris
76
15 539 27 5% 1.8 15 56% 1 149 9.9 9.93 23 0 3 0.2 569 53% 0 0
Stephen Carlson
70
9 539 7 1.3% 0.78 5 71% 0.56 51 10.2 5.67 21 0 1 0.11 207 34% 0 0
David Njoku
83
4 539 10 1.9% 2.5 5 50% 1.25 41 8.2 10.25 18 0 1 0.25 101 26% 0 0
Pharaoh Brown
68
9 539 3 0.6% 0.33 2 67% 0.22 27 13.5 3 18 0 0 0 182 17% 0 0

Browns Field Goal Kicker Stats

Browns Defensive Player Stats

Player Tackles Sacks Fumbles Interceptions Snaps
Name POS RTG GP TCKL TCKL/G SOLO SOLO/G AST AST/G TFL SCK SCK/G SCK YDS QBH PASS DEF Pass Def/G FF FR F RET YDS F TD INT INT/G INT YDS INT TD # DEF %
Joe Schobert ILB
78
16 133 8.31 90 5.56 43 2.75 6.5 2 0.12 19 4 9 0.56 2 1 21 0 4 0.25 24 0 1,081 99%
Mack Wilson OLB
77
16 83 5.12 57 3.56 26 1.56 5 1 0.06 8 2 7 0.44 0 0 0 0 1 0.06 21 0 960 88%
Larry Ogunjobi DT
76
15 50 3.33 36 2.33 14 1 10 5.5 0.37 40 12 1 0.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 799 73%
Sheldon Richardson DT
82
16 62 3.88 44 2.69 18 1.19 5.5 3 0.19 17 7 4 0.25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 793 73%
Denzel Ward CB
89
12 45 3.67 39 3.17 6 0.5 1 0 0 0 1 11 0.92 0 1 6 0 2 0.17 61 1 767 70%
Damarious Randall FS
87
11 60 5.55 45 4.09 15 1.45 3.5 2.5 0.23 13 3 6 0.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 731 67%
Greedy Williams CB
75
12 46 3.92 36 3.08 10 0.83 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 696 64%
Travis Carrie CB
73
16 52 3.25 40 2.5 12 0.75 4 1 0.06 3 2 4 0.25 1 1 4 0 1 0.06 0 0 693 64%
Myles Garrett DE
89
10 29 2.9 20 2 9 0.9 13 10 1 63 19 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 557 81%
Olivier Vernon DE
83
10 26 2.6 20 2 6 0.6 5.5 3.5 0.35 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 521 48%
Jermaine Whitehead SS
62
8 41 5.12 31 3.88 10 1.25 1 0 0 0 2 2 0.25 1 0 0 0 1 0.12 0 0 511 94%
Chad Thomas DE
68
16 26 1.62 17 1.06 9 0.56 5 4 0.25 32 4 1 0.06 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 473 43%
Juston Burris SS
71
13 31 2.46 25 2 6 0.46 3 1 0.08 14 2 7 0.54 1 0 0 0 2 0.15 42 0 411 46%
Sheldrick Redwine FS
70
12 41 3.5 28 2.33 13 1.17 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 383 35%
Morgan Burnett SS
76
8 41 5.12 26 3.25 15 1.88 4.5 2 0.25 19 3 2 0.25 0 0 0 0 1 0.12 43 0 377 35%
Eric Murray SS
68
9 24 2.67 15 1.67 9 1 3.5 1 0.11 4 1 1 0.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 366 34%
Terrance Mitchell CB
74
15 21 1.4 17 1.13 4 0.27 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.07 28 0 334 31%
Porter Gustin DE
6 13 2.17 8 1.17 5 1 1 1 0.17 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 229 57%
Bryan Cox Jr DE
69
7 14 2 10 1.43 4 0.57 2.5 0.5 0.07 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 211 27%
Devaroe Lawrence DT
66
9 8 0.89 4 0.44 4 0.44 2 0 0 0 2 1 0.11 0 1 0 0 1 0.11 0 0 189 31%
Eli Ankou DT
66
9 7 0.78 5 0.56 2 0.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 183 28%
Chris Smith DE
74
9 1 0.11 0 0 1 0.11 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 18%
Christian Kirksey OLB
73
2 11 5.5 6 3 5 2.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 91%
Sione Takitaki ILB
70
15 22 1.4 15 0.93 7 0.47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 107 10%
Daniel Ekuale DT
65
4 4 1 3 0.75 1 0.25 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 8%
Tae Davis OLB
69
13 12 0.92 7 0.54 5 0.38 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 5%
Adarius Taylor OLB
64
15 9 0.6 4 0.27 5 0.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 5%
Brandin Bryant DT
69
4 3 0.75 2 0.5 1 0.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 16%
Justin Zimmer DT
65
2 5 2.5 2 1 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 11%
Robert McCray DE
67
1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 18%
J.T. Hassell SS
77
4 6 1.75 4 1.25 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4%
Robert Jackson CB
65
4 3 0.75 3 0.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
Tavierre Thomas CB
68
16 9 0.56 4 0.25 5 0.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
Malik Jefferson OLB
66
9 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Willie Harvey OLB
75
1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%

Browns Special Teams Stats

Player Kickoffs Punts
NAME RTG FUML TD KICK RET KICK RET AVG KICK RET % PUNT RET PUNT RET AVG PUNT RET %
Dontrell Hilliard
65
2 0 17 1.21 45% 16 7.64 67%
Jarvis Landry
82
0 0 0 0 5 3.31 21%
D'Ernest Johnson
0 0 5 0.31 13% 2 0.56 8%
Odell Beckham Jr
97
1 0 0 0 1 -0.38 4%
Stephen Carlson
70
0 0 1 0.11 3% 0 0
Taywan Taylor
77
0 0 3 1 8% 0 0
Damion Ratley
65
0 0 1 0.08 3% 0 0
Rashard Higgins
72
0 0 1 0.1 3% 0 0

If the Defense Holds Up, Cleveland May Score Some Wins

Can Odell Beckham Jr. give the Browns offense the big weapon it needs?

Antonio Brown wasn’t the only big name receiver who changed teams this offseason. The New York Giants shipped their franchise receiver to Cleveland to give quarterback Baker Mayfield a big threat in the passing game. Jarvis Landry had a fairly solid campaign in his first year away from the Miami Dolphins but this is a scenario where the rich get richer. OBJ gives Mayfield an elite WR1 and will be a great veteran leader for the second year signal caller.

While the Browns did have to give up their first and third round picks along with Jabrill Peppers, you simply can’t find a superstar wide receiver on the trading block every day. In a shortened year, OBJ was good for 1,052 yards and 6 TDs. That’ll pair perfectly with Landry who was good for 976 yards and 4 TDs in 2018. This will certainly be one of the best offenses Cleveland has had in a very long time and they’ll look to do great things in the passing game.

Do the Browns have the best defensive line in the NFL?

The first overall pick in the 2017 draft, Myles Garrett was terrific last year. He racked up 13.5 sacks and was good for 44 tackales. His only other help was from Larry Ogunjubi who accumulated 5.5 sacks and 52 tackles in his own right. However, they weren’t able to receive help from the rest of the defensive line. That’ll surely change this year as Cleveland brought in Sheldon Richardson and Oliver Vernon to make up one of the most impressive lines in the league.

The Browns gave up 135.2 rushing yards each game and Richardson was brought in to pair alongside Ogunjubi to clog up the middle lanes. The longtime Jet finished with 4.5 sacks and 49 tackles and figures to make a great duo at the DT position. Another trade was made with the Giants for the services of Vernon. He’ll line up opposite of Garrett after collecting 7 sacks and 30 tackles in 2018. The Pro Bowler will form the final piece of a highly talented defensive line that has the potential to get 30+ sacks this year.

Without a first round pick, how did the Browns do in the NFL Draft?

The Browns lost their first round pick in this year’s draft with the OBJ trade with the Giants. Thus, they had to patiently sit and watch talented players get taken before them before moving up for a pick in the 2nd round. The 46th pick originally belonged to the Indianapolis Colts but GM John Dorsey decided to move up to that spot to get his guy. That picked ended up being cornerback Greedy Williams.

Widely considered a first round talent, Williams slipped to the 2nd round and Dorsey didn’t hesitate to move up for what could be the starting right cornerback for Cleveland in 2019. While safety should’ve been the main concern for the Browns, you can’t have a problem with drafting what many considered to be the top corner in the draft. While the linebacking core may not be as talented as desired, there’s certainly a lot of talented players in the secondary that will help the Browns be a competitive team on both sides of the ball.