Jamie Meder, DT
Jamie Meder is listed as a starter on the depth chart, but his job is by no means safe.
He came through looking stellar against the run. Pro Football Focus noted how the Valley Forge High School product showed good burst against the run, even defeating a double-team block to make a tackle for a loss.
Meder played a lot of snaps last season, as the Browns were seventh when it comes to stopping the run. Cleveland’s defenses gave up around 92 yards per game on the ground.
Meder, paired with Larry Ojunjobi on the inside, with Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah on the outside, should continue to make life very difficult for opposing running backs.
Joe Thomas dubbed Meder the “Pierogi Prince of Parma” following his field goal block against the Chargers on Christmas Eve in 2016.
If Meder doesn’t stop that kick, the Browns could very easily have zero wins over the past two years.
Remarkable, when you think about.
Meder signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Ashland in 2014. He’s survived regime changes beginning with Ray Farmer and appears poised to start this season.