1. Cleveland Browns LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah followed up last weeks’ stellar performance, which saw him nominated for defensive player of the week, with another great effort.
He stymied all-world running back Dalvin Cook for one yards on Minnesota’s first rush of the game. His speed was on full display in this play. JOK’s burst off the edge led him right to where he needed to be.
The Browns love speed and sought to get faster on defense during the offseason.
The Vikings ended up rushing for just 63 yards, and JOK played a vital role in limiting Mike Zimmer’s offense.
Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins shares something in common with Baker Mayfield. Neither one can be leaned upon to put up gaudy numbers that will carry their respective teams. Both need a fruitful running game to really be productive.
There was skepticism over JOK’s size coming out of the draft (6-feet-2, 215 pounds), but the Notre Dame product is silencing questions regarding his measurements with his play.
Speed kills, and with that in mind, it’s getting harder and harder to take JOK off the field.