Cleveland Browns: Ranking top 40 players in 2020, early edition

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Players 6-10

6. Sheldon Richardson-In his first year with Cleveland, he was first among all the defensive linemen in tackles, pass deflections and forced fumbles. Plus, this veteran is durable, as he didn’t miss a game.

7. Kareem Hunt-After a setback surrounding the Super Bowl which involved the former Chief getting pulled over in Rocky River, there’s been nothing to report on Hunt. All fans are left to do is dream about how the creative Stefanski may utilize his talents in the same backfield as Chubb.

8. Odell Beckham-OK, if Baker’s stock is going back up, then so is Beckham’s. Despite battling a sports hernia, he did manage to play in all 16 games last season. He totaled just over 1,000 receiving yards which is good, but the one-time great was far from living up to expectations. Now, Beckham’s taken to social media to proclaim he’s as healthy as he’s ever been. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt here, because it’s time to show up and show out.

9. Joel Bitonio-Joel Bitonio has a chance to make the Pro Bowl every single season at left guard. There’s not much more you can ask for from one of your lineman. He remains one of Ray Farmer’s best picks.

10. Austin Hooper-Kevin Stefanski is said to be infatuated by the position, and that’s reflected by Hooper, a player the Browns made the highest paid player at the position. Even so, Cleveland was smart about the contract they gave the former Falcon.