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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Desmond Harrison, LT

Give Desmond Harrison a lot of credit in his second game as the Cleveland Browns’ starting left tackle.

Playing in a hostile environment, Harrison, nor anyone on the offensive line, committed a false start penalty.

You know an offensive line is doing its job when you don’t hear anyone specifically called out.

Some may want to blame the line for the Browns’ lack of a rushing attack, but to that, I’d counter with the Browns offensive gameplan.

It’s easy for a defense to stack players at the line of scrimmage when the quarterback is only averaging 6.0 yards per attempt, which is what Taylor averaged in the first half.

Harrison was matched up against fellow rookie Marcus Davenport, whom the Saints traded a first-round pick for.

It wasn’t a perfect game for Harrison, again, that has to do with Saints decided to overload the line at some times, but there were definitely signs of improvement.

If your the Browns, you’re looking for any kind of improvement and Harrison delivered in Week 2.

Now the challenge becomes stringing two good starts in a row, and his next games comes on national TV against the New York Jets.