Cleveland Browns: Final 2018 player rankings start with Baker Mayfield

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21. Genard Avery: As a fifth-round pick, Avery’s done a lot more than expected and has shown some chops rushing the passer.

Can he develop into someone who can stay on the field on passing downs, though?

22. Duke Johnson: As usual Duke had his moments, but people are probably surprised that he wasn’t really the focal point of the offense.

This can be chalked up to a couple of things.

For example, when Johnson was balling out in 2017, he was good player on a really bad team. That squad needed him as one of the few playmakers.

Looking at this season, Nick Chubb became the featured back around Week 7 and the rookie never looked back. It also hurt Johnson that Chubb could catch passes out of the backfield, meaning he could stay on the field more.

23. Trevon Coley: Not a great season for Coley. PFF Graded 118 defensive tackles. Coley was No. 115, drawing particularly bad grades against the run.

24. Chris Hubbard: PFF rated 85 offensive tackles, Hubbard graded out 51st. For the most part he was fine, but he still had enough bad moments to be considered the weak link of the offensive line.

25. Christian Kirksey: One of the Browns’ captains for the 2018 season, Kirksey got hurt and was placed on IR after the Browns’ Week 8 loss to the Chiefs.

The former 2014 draft pick was credited with 43 tackles. He also had two interceptions.

Analytics website Pro Football Focus wasn’t kind to the linebacker, giving him 46.1 grade, which is, quite frankly, awful. Ninety-one linebackers qualified for a grade and Kirksey was 83rd. Ideally, Cleveland will find more of an impact player at the position this offseason.

Up until then, he had been starting and playing every snap.