5. Browns LB Mack Wilson
With Browns rookie Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah out, an old familiar number popped up on the screen: No. 51, Mack Wilson.
Not only did the former fifth-round pick log some snaps, but he played well. He only played 17 snaps, but still had four tackles, including two big defensive stops.
In coverage, he allowed just one catch for three yards, while Cleveland’s other backs combined to give up eight receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown,, according to PFF.
The performance isn’t garnering all-pro status, but it was a good game for a guy who’s kind of become forgotten. With the rise of JOK, many pundits found Wilson as an easy name as someone who could be dealt before the trade deadline.
Well, as was the case with D’Ernest Johnson, the same is true of Wilson. The Browns are trying to go deep into the playoffs this season. Football can be brutal. Guys get hurt. You need depth more than you need a late-round draft pick when you’re vying for the Super Bowl.
A solid effort from Wilson and will probably be seeing more of him with JOK out.