1. Genard Avery, LB
Linebacker Genard Avery had 22 tackles for a loss last season.
What’s it mean for Training Camp?
Get ready to see Avery’s number in the middle of the action, a lot.
Heck, Joe Schobert developed into a Pro Bowler playing in Gregg Williams’ 4-3 defense. Aver, who appears to be more athletic than the Wisconsin product, should become a highly visible player because of his knack for finding ball carriers.
The Browns recognize what Avery can do for them, evidenced by Williams’ decision to give the fifth-round pick some first-team reps at the SAM linebacker position on Day 1 of Training Camp.
"“I think he’s going to be the real deal. I know it’s early but he can really rush the passer. They’re going to play him at stand-up LB but when we need to rush the passer, he can play on the edge and really make things happen”"
Schobert is a really good player, you don’t make the Pro Bowl by playing stinking up the joint. But Avery could certainly pressure him for playing time if he continues to put pressure on the backfield.