3. Cleveland Browns DT Malik McDowell
Malik McDowell has been one of the most interesting storylines of camp for diehards following battles low on the depth chart.
The quick backstory: McDowell was a 2017 second-round pick who never appeared in a preseason game until last week against the Giants. An ATV accident and some legal trouble derailed his football career.
McDowell has to play so that the Browns can’t cut him. It’s really that simple and in terms of production, I don’t know what that actually means.
You’d figure Andrew Billings and Malik Jackson will be the team’s starters, with Tommy Togiai and Jordan Elliott as the back ups. Togiai was drafted last April, while Elliott, who’s been really good this summer, wad picked in 2020.
With both being picks of Andrew Berry and still considered players “on the rise,” it’s hard to see the general manager bumping either one.
If it’s not in Cleveland, I do foresee McDowell landing on an NFL roster somewhere.