3. Cleveland Browns DT Malik McDowell
Malik McDowell played in his first game ever after being a second-round pick back in 2017.
Granted, he was going up against Giant second- and third-stringers, but considering he’s never even played in a preseason game, it was imperative for McDowell to get on the field and make some plays.
He checked both of those boxes.
While wearing No. 58, the Michigan State product was visible on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter when he knocked down Giants quarterback Brian Lewerke. It went in the stat book as a pressure.
One the next play, McDowell flat out sacked him.
Presumably, McDowell will be a long shot to make the roster, but to make an impact in a game after not playing for seasons will certainly leave other teams intrigued, even if he can’t hang with the Browns.