4. Cleveland Browns S Richard LeCounte
What else can you ask for from a rookie drafted in the fifth round?
LeCounte totaled a sack and deflected two passes in his NFL debut. He even “padded” his preseason stats with an interception at the end of the half off Jags backup Gardner Minishew.
No one likes to see an injured player lose their job to injury, but while watching LeCounte, you had to be thinking about 2020 second-round pick Grant Delpit.
That’s not to say LeCounte is close to cracking the starting lineup, rather, it’s a reminder that Delpit can’t get on the field. An Achilles injury meant surgery and a lost year. Now, a hamstring is keeping him from suiting up.
Opportunity is being created as the Browns crave playmaking safeties. Free-agent signing John Johnson III should help in that department, but don’t call us greedy for wanting another.
LeCounte played at Georgia…in the SEC…really good, right. He was second in the conference in interceptions, and first in fumbles recovered. He’s an emotional player with leadership qualities.
We’ll see where the preseason takes him.