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

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Players 26-30

26. Chris Hubbard-The Browns like him, otherwise they would’ve cut him lose, rather than restructure his deal. In signing Conklin, Hubbard was dealt a demotion from the starting right-guard job. Now, he’s the Browns “swing lineman” as the first option off the bench. It may not be as glamorous as starting, but just based on history, Hubbard will be filling in for someone at some point.

27. Jamie Gillan-The Scottish Hammer may be “the punter,” but everyone was quick to love the rookie when he showed consistency in flipping the field.

28. Case Keenum-Don’t think he’s important? Andrew Berry gave him $18 million over three years to back up Baker Mayfield. If things go haywire with Baker, the hope is all is not lost because the Browns have a backup capable of winning games.

29. David Njoku-He’s back int he Browns good graces for now, as the organization recently picked up his fifth-year option. It’s crazy to note that Njoku is entering his fourth season and he’ll be just 24. There’s still plenty of potential to tap, although, he’s got to show something this year.

30. Chad Thomas-This defensive end started to make John Dorsey look wise for taking him the third round of the 2018 draft. After a quiet rookie season, Thomas came on the second half of 2019, recording 4.5 sacks