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

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Players 16-20

16. Austin Seibert-Was he perfect? Far from it. That said, he was the first Browns’ rookie to eclipse 100 points in his debut season. The Browns have a kicker, who, in theory, will be even better in 2020.

17. Larry Ogunjobi-He’s not a dominant force on the defensive line, but he’s a legit starter. That’s fine, as the Browns are building up a stockpile of bodies on the defensive front. After the draft, head coach Kevin Stefanski talked about switching out players like hockey players change lines.

18. Karl Joseph-This free agent signee will be the new starting strong safety and should shore up the Browns secondary when it comes to attacking the run. The Browns were atrocious tacklers a season ago, as ball carries popped off guys wearing orange helmets like ping-pong balls. Joseph should help change the culture.

19. Andy Janovich-Cleveland’s City Council should pass an ordinance that our blue collar town is contractually obligated to carry a true fullback every season. Cleveland acquired Janovich in a deal with the Broncos. He’s going to pick up blitzes, he’s going to spring Chubb and he’ll probably even make a play with the ball or two. By the end of the season, he’ll have a cult following among card carrying members of the Dawg Pound.

20. Greedy Williams-There were growing pains and literal pains in year one, as Williams was sacked by the hamstring bug early on. He did get back on the field, where there was some good and bad.  He was only credited with two deflections on 696 defensive snaps, though. Hopefully we see him attack the ball more under Woods.