The Defensive Tackles
Glen Logan, Roderick Perry II
I don’t have much faith in either man to do anything more than get looks at joining the practice squad. There’s not enough on them to give them a real grade, so it’s ok to be surprised if they make the actual team, just don’t bet on it.
5. Jordan Elliott
Put your “Shocked Pikachu” memes away, if you’ve been following me since I joined at the start of 2020, you know I’m no fan of Jordan Elliot. I think it’s very likely he’s the first Andrew Berry draftee to be cut, and I think it happens this year. Aside from Nick Harris, no one else from that 2020 NFL Draft has been as much of a liability as Elliot. At least with Harris, there’s an element of “well, we had JC Tretter, so what has he really shown”; which is fair. Elliot has not had that issue, and most of the names who started over him were terrible.
4. Tommy Togiai
When you draft a workout warrior who wasn’t good enough to start at Ohio State, what can you really say you expected? He’s a project pick, with all the potential in the world and potentially none of the talents. He was a mid-round pick in 2021, so it’s too soon to give up on him, but if you think he’s being retained because he’s a great option, then you’re not paying attention. He’ll make the team purely on his potential alone.
3. Perrion Winfrey (R)
The Browns went defense in the 2022 NFL Draft, and one of the more exciting players was Perrion Winfrey, a second-rounder in most, and some had as high as the last-first, who fell to the fourth. If he truly has the first/second-round talent, then Winfrey’s grade will skyrocket after this year.
2. Sheldon Day
When Sheldon Day is the clear-cut second-best defensive tackle on your roster, you may have to ask yourself “what are we doing?”. Day’s not a bad player at all but he’s far from the playmaker you want in the middle. He’ll do his best and he’s not the worst option but you don’t want him being one of your two starters. His past body of work isn’t encouraging.
1. Taven Bryan
Somehow Taven Bryan is the best defensive tackle on the team. He’s had an up and down career until now, but if you were to tell me I had a Top 10 defensive tackle at one spot, and Bryan at the other, I’d be ok with that duo. I am, however, not ok with Bryan and whoever as my top two defensive tackles. This is the third year in a row Berry has done nothing to improve the middle of the line in the immediacy.