Cleveland Browns: 4 drafted rookies who could start in 2020

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2. Grant Delpit, S, No. 44

In drafting Grant Delpit, the Browns have potentially added the playmaking safety the organization has mostly gone without for the better part of two decades.

When it comes to safety’s in this year’s draft, Delpit forced interceptions at a higher rate than any of the other top prospects at the position.

It’s also noteworthy that Delpit had a reputation for avoiding tackles, when in reality, he had almost twice as many run-stops as the next safety prospect among the crop of 2020 talent, according to Pro Football Focus. 

rant Delpit stands out for more than just his coverage ability. He had almost twice as many career run-stops as the next closest top safety in this year’s draft.

The Browns lost Damarious Randall in free agency, which was OK after the safety failed to live up to the campaign he strung together in 2018. The Browns secondary lost it’s knack for creating turnovers and was atrocious when trying to stop the run.

Now, the Browns secondary boasts first-round corner Denzel Ward, second-round corner Greedy Williams, as well as free-agent signee Karl Joseph. Delpit figures to start, with Andrew Sendejo offering security as a backup.