4. Cleveland Browns CB Greg Newsome
On day one of the practicers, Newsome nabbed an interception and deflected another pass.
It was a good showing for Newsome, even though The Athletic’s Zac Jackson noted that Greedy Williams is probably edging the rookie out to start opposite of Denzel Ward, but I’m not so sure.
Despite getting burned in his preseason debut, Newsome played really well in the preason opener. His performance in practice only strengthen his case. Williams played well in the opener as well, but let’s face it: Newsome is the first-round pick. For what it’s worth Williams is listed ahead of Newsome on the team’s unofficial depth chart.
There’s still time for Newsome to make the case as to why he should start Week 1.
He’ll get plenty of opportunities against a Giants team whose quarterback will probably try to target and expose a rookie defensive back playing in just his second preseason game.