Cleveland Browns: 6 Browns with jobs on the line vs Detroit Lions

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5. Daniel Ekuale, DL

Another job on the defensive line up for grabs, and this one probably comes down to Daniel Ekuale and Trevon Coley.

Will the Browns go with veteran in Coley, who’s started the past two seasons? I’m not so sure. Coley had rough go of it last season. So much so, that finding his replacement in the starting rotation became a top offseason priority of Dorsey.

Elsewhere on the line, Devaroe Lawrence has been one of most pleasant surprises of the preseason. The rookie from Auburn had two sacks against Tampa, in addition to the one he recorded against Washington in preseason Week 1.

Ekuale entered the Bucs game trending upward, but didn’t have his best night at Raymond James Stadium. PFF reported a game grade of 51.5 on 19 snaps, which is way below average.

Meanwhile, Coley was solid, with a mark of 69.8 on 23 snaps, which is considered “good.” This was huge for Coley, as he graded out with score of 44.4 against the Lions, which is considered bad.

In the end, the Browns may have to choose between youth with upside and a veteran who may have a few tricks up his sleeve.

Not sure how it plays out, but definitely one of the more intriguing depth-chart battles to come down to the wire.

6. Greg Joseph, K

Austin Seibert looks to have won the job with his 4-for-4 performance at Tampa, so about the only way Joseph hangs onto his gig is by making three or four attempts from 50 yards out.

Joseph is on this list because he’s being given the opportunity to kick for the entire game as part of the Browns plan.

With that said,  it sure looks like Seibert wrapped things up.

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As a fifth-round pick, Dorsey had to be dishing out high-fives because his guy was able to come through.