P Corey Bojorquez
The Cleveland Browns retooled their kicking positions for 2022, and they’re fine. Corey Bojorquez is no better than Jamie Gillan, and the Browns are playing round robin with the position because the coaching staff still fails to grasp how hard it is to kick footballs in Cleveland Browns stadium. Bojorquez will be fine for the team.
PK Cade York
As for Cade York, this one baffles me. Browns fans are buying into the franchise’s hype about the kid. The articles on him have to be pay-for-play because he’s a career 82% kicker and everyone thinks he’s the next coming of Phil Dawson I don’t care if he’s the best kicking prospect since Lou Groza. Until he kicks in Cleveland’s weather, I don’t want to hear about his hype.
Returners – Jakeem Grant Sr. D’Ernest Johnson, Demetric Felton, Anthony Schwartz, Donovan Peoples-Jones
The returners are going to be bad this year. Jakeem Grant may not make the roster. D’Ernest Johnson may not be a viable option if the running backs ahead of him get hurt. After all, you don’t want to risk Johnson getting hurt on a punt if he’s RB1 on the depth chart.
The same can be said for Donovan Peoples-Jones. He’s the second-best receiver on a team that doesn’t have many good ones. Risking him on returns isn’t smart.
That leaves you with Demetric Felton and Anthony Schwartz. Both guys I think can get the job done, but they won’t be Joshua Cribbs back there.
You also have to keep in mind the difference in punt returns and kick returns. With punts, you’re likely to be more crowded, so being sideline-to-sideline quick is more important, while with the kick-offs, it’s all about finding a lane and being faster than the other guys.
So for that reason, I would like to see Felton on punts, as you want to be more laterally quick, and I feel like Felton is quicker sideline to sideline than Schwartz. Yet, with the kick returns, you want to be more 40-yard fast, which Schwartz is. I don’t think either guy is going to the Pro Bowl in those roles, but they may do some damage.