What does the Cleveland Browns depth chart look like according to PFF

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What does the Cleveland Browns depth chart look like according to PFF?

The Cleveland Browns are preparing for what very well may be their last best chance at a Super Bowl in this era. The Browns are facing huge cap numbers for next season, so the mindset is to go all-in this year and maybe next before prices for certain players get really out of hand.

For that reason, the Browns’ offseason has been a seemingly random collection of mid-to-late-round picks and some low-cost free agents. The team did add two major names in Dalvin Tomlinson and Za’Darious Smith, however, but most of the “improvements” aren’t so much that, as they are just new players. It’ll take some time to see if the team is in fact better at some positions.

Due to this, the team isn’t as loaded across the board in 2023 as they were in 2020, and PFF’s projections for who is going to start are interesting, to say the least.

  • QB Deshaun Watson
  • RB Nick Chubb
  • WR 1 Amari Cooper
  • WR 2 Donovan Peoples-Jones
  • WR 3 Elijah Moore
  • TE 1 David Njoku
  • TE 2 Harrison Bryant
  • LT Jedrick Wills
  • LG Joel Bitonio
  • C Ethan Pocic
  • RG Wyatt Teller
  • RT Jack Conklin
  • DE Myles Garrett
  • DT Dalvin Tomlinson
  • DT Jordan Elliot
  • DE Obonnia Okoronkwo
  • “EDGE” Alex Wright
  • LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
  • LB Anthony Walker
  • CB Denzel Ward
  • CB Greg Newsome
  • CB Martin Emerson
  • S Rodney McLeod
  • S Juan Thornhill

We have some questions about the Cleveland Browns’ proposed starting lineup

The offense is largely expected, but I don’t think the WR3 role is Elijah Moore’s. He may win it, but with his constant attitude issue and problem-causing behavior, I don’t see how he’d be the favorite. Especially not with the team’s drafted receivers, namely David Bell, needing to prove their worth.

Part of me thinks this was written in early May, even though it was just published on June 19 (apparently), as the Browns have Rodney McLeod starting at safety, which in itself is interesting as you’d think Grant Delpit, the younger, more affordable option, would get a look. But what’s even more interesting is the lack of Za’Darius Smith at defensive end.

Either PFF doesn’t think he’s good, or PFF wrote this before his arrival.

Also, Alex Wright over Sionne Takitaki? I understand PFF hates linebackers, but no one in their right mind would want Wright on the field over Takitaki. I don’t care if the trend is to have as many “edge rushers” as possible; Takitaki is the better player in every way.

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  • Published on 06/21/2023 at 21:59 PM
  • Last updated at 06/21/2023 at 22:00 PM