Cleveland Browns: 5 biggest under-the-radar winners of free agency

Cleveland Browns Chris Hubbard (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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2. Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb came within an eyelash of winning the NFL rushing title a season ago, against what many fans deemed an inferior offensive line.

Now, the Browns have bolstered the trenches with the addition of Jack Conklin at right tackle, while the organization is expected to add to the line during next month’s draft.

Not only did the Browns improve the talent on the offensive line, GM Andrew Berry went out and traded for Denver fullback Andy Janovich.

Throw it all into a pot, stir it around and blend in the zone blocking scheme engineered by new coach Kevin Stefanski, and Chubb may very well put himself into the MVP conversation in 2020.

Naturally, everyone wants to talk about what the line upgrades will do for Baker Mayfield, and rightfully so. In theory, the former Heisman winner should enjoy a bounce-back season if 2020 actually gets played.

Don’t forget Chubb, though. He was an elite talent with what many perceived as poor help around him. That’s going to change and it should be very noticeable from the onset.