Ranking and grading each Browns player from the 2020 NFL Draft

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Class Grade

If I had to describe the class in one sentence, it would be “consistently average”. There are no real studs from this draft class as of yet and there doesn’t really appear to be anyone capable of being a Pro Bowler, let alone an All-Pro or Hall of Fame talent.

That’s not a good thing. That said, assuming guys like Jordan Phillips, Nick Harris, Harrison Bryant, Grant Delpit, and Donovan Peoples-Jones continue to improve, it’s very likely the team could end having five legitimate starters. They’re a collection of Sione Takitaki types, guys who can clearly play and start in the NFL but aren’t going to be huge names in the game.

Takitaki will likely be a Brown for his entire career if he wants. He’s solid, reliable and while not flashy, dependability matters more. That’s what five of these guys could realistically be. The only player that the team should probably move on from sooner rather than later is Jordan Elliot.

Most teams bail on half their draft class before their rookie contracts are up, so keeping that in mind, to only have one player the team hasn’t seen develop properly is a really good average.

All in all, the 2020 Browns Draft Class would probably get a C+. There aren’t any All-Pro talents in this class (so far) but to have an abundance of reliable potential starters is certainly a good thing. That said, continued improvement is necessary. This is not a finished product and it’s very possible some of these guys regress in Year 3.

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