The Cleveland Browns had two main items and never a lot else on their protection final yr. Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward, regardless of COVID-19 prognosis, confirmed their standing as top-flight defenders.
The Browns spent this offseason making an attempt to construct the remainder of the protection round these two and security Ronnie Harrison. John Johnson III, Troy Hill, Takk McKinley, Jadeveon Clowney, Malik Jackson and Anthony Walker have been added in free company whereas Greg Newsome II and Jeremiah Owusu Koramoah have been the staff’s first two picks within the 2021 NFL draft.
These additions in addition to the anticipated return of Grasping Williams and Grant Delpit have Browns followers holding out hope for a fantastic protection in 2021.
It additionally has CBS Sports rating the staff’s protection the most effective within the AFC, and third finest total within the NFL:
As excessive a hopes as I’ve for the Ravens, they’re even increased for the Browns. They need to be essentially the most improved protection within the league. John Johnson III might need been the most effective free-agent signing of the offseason, an ideal match of talent set and staff want. He’ll diversify the staff’s coverages along with his capability to play heart subject and rotate into two-high appears to be like, and to make performs on the ball.
… this could be essentially the most versatile group within the NFL.
An incredibly excessive rating given the staff’s poor efficiency final season and the big variety of new gamers added to that facet of the ball. CBS Sports activities has the Browns ranked simply forward of the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers regardless of these groups having a majority of their defenses collectively for a very long time.
Quite a lot of hype for a protection that hasn’t spent any time collectively however the expertise is there to backup that hype. Can the Browns protection put all of it collectively in 2021 and show CBS Sports activities right?