The Browns have a few guys who could go both ways like Angels player Shohei Ohtani.
The Browns have some insanely athletic people, some players who are so talented that they could do in football what Shohei Ohtani is doing in baseball; play both ways. Now the team has seen their fair share of two-way players back in the day, but aside from Troy Brown of the New England Patriots, the modern game of the NFL doesn’t call for two-way players anymore. A darn shame we think.
Admittedly, we got this idea from our sister-site Dawg Pound Daily but we tried to be a bit different with our picks. Granted, one of ours is the same as one of theirs but you’ll see that the two others we’ve listed are different than theirs. So be sure to check out both of our lists.
Myles Garrett DE —> TE
Myles Garrett is one of the five best defensive ends in all of football. His strength, size, and speed make him a dynamo on the edge and have been a nightmare for offenses for the last four seasons. Yet, what would Garrett on offense look like?
Sure, you could line him up in the backfield as a back of sorts, or even at wide receiver. Eat your heart out Megatron, but at either position, you’re hoping he has the natural instincts to make the position work. Especially at receiver, you need to hope that he can actually catch the ball. Maybe he could line up as an offensive lineman, but the distribution of weight and points of contact are different, so it may not be the best idea.
Yet, a defensive end playing tight end? Sure, you’re still hoping he can catch but even if he’s not a great receiver or that instinctually keen at proper blocking procedure, how many opposing defensives ends are 6’4 and 280?
Garrett would be able to seal off any defensive end trying to pass him because, again, what are the odds that they’re faster than he is? Again, different stances are going to force Garrett to lose some quickness that he’d normally have in a pass-rushing situation but assuming he can make contact with the opposition, he can give that guy a hard time.