Joshua Dobbs & Josh Rosen
The Cleveland Browns got some really good play out of Joshua Dobbs and Josh Rosen. Dobbs made some exciting plays on the run, while Rosen really felt at home in the pocket. Both men put up good numbers for the time they were given, and it’s going to be hard to cut either one of these men in favor of the other, or for a guy like Jacoby Brissett. If we get a second week of this, I’d feel very comfortable with cutting Brissett and going with Dobbs and Rosen into the season.
It was a very impressive outing for Jerome Ford, who had over 100 combined yards as a rusher and receiver, while also posting two touchdowns on the day. While the team didn’t play starters with Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, and a limited showing of D’Ernest Johnson, the Browns still got a lot of action from Ford. John Kelly wasn’t as impressive, though he did have a run that would’ve given the team a touchdown, that was called back due to holding. Had it stood, it would’ve been one of the best plays of the night.
It’s not easy kicking in Jacksonville, it’s a very damp and moist city, which can typically be a bit of a problem when kicking. It’s not nearly as bad as Cleveland, no city has the issues that Cleveland has when it comes to kicking, but it’s a solid test for the Browns‘ rookie kicker, who went 4-4 on the night for six total points.
Daylen Baldwin & Nakia Griffin-Stewart
While he only had three receptions, considering how lackluster everyone else looked at times, seeing Daylen Baldwin go 3-3 was impressive. Only Jerome Ford had more receptions and yards. For Nakia Griffin-Stewart, it’s going to be hard for him to get the third tight end role, as Johnny Stanton is all but a lock to make the team as an H-Back type player.
Honorable Mentions: Jordan Kunaszyk, Martin Emerson, and Greedy Williams.