6 Cleveland Browns whose stock is up after preseason Giants win

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Never take it for granted. It wasn’t all that long ago the Cleveland Browns were the New York Giants.

Joe Judge’s roster has some nice skill position players, but overall his roster lacks serious depth and Daniel Jones has a long way to go to earn a second contract.

The Browns are now a playoff team, and while I’m not going to be pretend that have roster full of Hall of Famers, the talent pool runs deeper than it ever has in the expansion era.

It was noticeable late in the game, when there were several Browns who New York’s second- and third-stringers just couldn’t keep the pace with.

Anyway, winning, even in the preseason, never gets old for a fan like me who saw the dismal 1-31 stretch.

There was a lot of things the Browns did right in the joint practices leading up to the game, and in the contest itself, and there will be plenty to sort out moving forward with the roster needing to be trimmed to 80.

For now, though, these five Cleveland Browns saw their stocks go up after finishing off Giants’ week with a 17-13 victory at FirstEnergy Stadium.