3 Cleveland Browns who should thrive in situational roles during 2021

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3. Cleveland Browns DT, Tommy Togiai

Look for the Browns to use a rotation of players at this position, as Cleveland lost its two starters during offseason, with Larry Ogunjobi signing with the Bengals, and with the team waiving Sheldon Richardson.

Enter Tommy Togiai. The defensive tackle will assuredly be in the rotation of defensive tackles, and there’s no reason to believe he can’t perform.

Cleveland.com’s Terry Pluto recently wrote that Togiai is what you’d expect coming from an Ohio State product, meaning, a guy trained and ready to play in the NFL.

On the depth chart, second-year veteran Jordan Elliott should see increased reps, while Andrew Billings is back off the opt-out list. Billings projected as a backup last season, so it will be interesting to see how he performs if he’s counted on to play like a starter.

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Ultimately, the Browns have no proven commodity at defensive tackle, which clears the way for rookies, such as Togiai, to get reps.