Cleveland Browns: 5 players who must improve the most for 2019

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Emmanuel Ogbah

The Browns did well for themselves passing on Bradley Chubb in favor of Denzel Ward during last spring’s draft, but that hasn’t changed the fact Cleveland still needs more pass rushers.

Emmanuel Ogbah, who just finished this third year, didn’t didn’t give Myles Garrett the help on the edge that everyone hoped he would heading into the season.

Ogbah’s PFF grades earned him the 85th ranking among EDGE players. He earned a 52.3 grade in pass rushing, which is considered really bad. He drew a 69.9 grade against the run, which is just OK.

Basically, the Browns have someone who excels in these thing and is one of the highest graded players Garrett, but on the other side of the spectrum, they have Ogbah.

He had 31 total quarterback pressures were nine fewer than Genard Avery accumulated, even though Ogbah played in 120 more pass rush snaps than the rookie from Memphis, according to PFF.

He had 3.0 sacks this season, which was tied for fifth on the team, according to ESPN. He now has 12.5 career quarterback takedowns. Myles Garrett had 13.5 this season alone.

Ogbah did swat eight passes at the line of scrimmage, which is a nice stat to have, but if he’s going to be the starter opposite of Garrett, he’s got to get to the quarterback more.