The Cleveland Browns roster is better post-draft according to PFF.
Prior to the 2023 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns were not favored too highly by the folks at Pro Football Focus (PFF). The Browns were ranked 21st in the league, and PFF wasn’t too high on the team’s roster at the time. Granted, most of the big movement for the squad, outside of Dalvin Tomlinson, happened at or after the draft.
So their low score made sense. Now, however, after both free agency, the draft, and trades, the Browns are now much much higher. The team is now ranked 9th by PFF for their draft and post-draft moves.
Some of the moves include the acquisition of Juan Thornhill, the drafting of Cedric Tillman and Siaki Ika, and somehow, not Za’Darius Smith. Apparently, this article was pulled together before Smith’s arrival in Cleveland, or PFF just doesn’t view his arrival as a big deal.
Though I’m going with the former.
Here’s what PFF said about the Browns’ recent moves;
"The Browns shored up their defense this offseason by adding safety Juan Thornhill, defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson and edge Ogbonnia Okoronkwo. Drafting Siaki Ika, who posted a 76.4 PFF pass-rushing grade and an 11.6% pass-rush win rate in 2022, will morph their defense into a force to be reckoned with. Cleveland also added to its receiving corps by drafting Tennessee wide receiver Cedric Tillman."
The Cleveland Browns roster is at or at least near a Top 10 roster in 2023
Is the Cleveland Browns roster a Top 10 roster heading into 2023? I think so, or at the very least they’re 11th, 12th, or 13th. They’re close. The new offense and Deshaun Watson’s improvement (or lack thereof) will be a big factor in whether or not they’re a Top 10 roster.
If the Browns see Watson improve, they’ll likely be a Top 10 roster, if not higher, but if Watson struggles or isn’t anywhere near his prior Houston Texans form, then the Browns roster won’t be anywhere near the Top 10 of the league.
- Published on 06/20/2023 at 23:45 PM
- Last updated at 06/20/2023 at 23:45 PM