Browns: 3 players who can be first time All-Pros in 2021

Browns Denzel Ward (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Browns Denzel Ward (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

The Browns have a few guys who could be first-time All-Pros in 2021.

The Browns are no longer the laughing stock of the NFL, clinging on to also-rans like Terrell Pryor and Robert Griffith III. The team has scoured, drafted, signed, and seemingly pulled All-Pro caliber talents out of nowhere in the last few years. Yet, that doesn’t mean that every player who deserves that status has gotten it.

With the Browns expected to be a deep playoff team, the team should start seeing more players on the post-season awards list. They had four last year in Joel Bitonio, Jack Conklin, Wyatt Teller, and Myles Garrett but that’s not all they have on their team that deserves such an honor.

There are three players who could/should land on the All-Pro list in 2021, assuming everything goes according to plan.

These are three players who could be first-time All-Pros in 2021

Nick Chubb

It’s kinda shocking that Nick Chubb hasn’t been an All-Pro player yet. He’s a two-time Pro Bowler and is arguably the best pure-runner in the NFL today, regardless of position, but Chubb is constantly being passed over by other running backs. If Chubb continues to be as instrumental with the Browns as he has been, and the team continues to win, expect his All-Pro status to happen.

Denzel Ward

A Pro-Bowler as a rookie, Denzel Ward looked like he was going to be a breakout star in the NFL. Then the injuries started. Ward has every possibility left to still hit that point in his career, and ascend to the level of an All-Pro guy but to do so he has to stay healthy and continue to play well. The defense also needs to step up around him.

John Johnson III

The free-agent acquisition from the Los Angeles Rams stands to be a breakout star with the Browns. A ball-hawking, and tough hitting safety, John Johnson looks to help solve the secondary issues the Browns have been dealing with over the last few years. If he’s able to stay healthy, Johnson may just find himself anchoring the secondary of a (hopefully) much improved Browns defense. That should be enough to get his talents noticed.

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