Ranking and grading each Browns player from the 2020 NFL Draft

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5. S Grant Delpit – No 22

  • Drafted: Round 2, Pick 44
  • 2020 PFF: N/A
  • 2020 Stats: N/A
  • 2021 PFF: 63.8
  • Grade: C-
  • 2021 Stats: 15 games, seven starts, 66 combined tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, three pass deflections
  • Career Stats: See above

Grant Delpit saw his career take a serious detour when he started his rookie campaign in 2020 with a torn Achilles tendon. It’s an injury that can often times ruin a career, and send guys into early retirement. Delpit bounced back in time, however, to compete for the 2021 season.

He had competition ahead of him, with converted cornerback M.J. Stewart taking a lot of reps at safety, while also having to deal with the signing of John Johnson III and the return of Ronnie Harrison to the unit.

Delpit did recover enough for the 2021 season to get on the field for 15 games, while starting seven, and did enough to earn a starting role in the final four games he was healthy for. His play helped make it a real possibility that Harrison could be let go of in the offseason.

His play in 2021 was a strong sign of things to come, and considering he, Jacob Phillips, and Jordan Elliot were supposed to be eventual starters for the Browns, it’s good that at least one of them seems to be on the right track.

Unfortunately for Delpit, he’s not going to have the same four-year window as the rest to prove himself, so he has to develop and improve faster than the rest of his class.