3. Grant Delpit
Considering how he's only in his third NFL season, Grant Delpit won't be eligible for an extension until after the 2023 campaign ends. Having said that, the ex-LSU Tiger has already proven that he deserves to stick around beyond his rookie contract.
There's rarely a time when the 25-year-old safety isn't on the field, playing 98% of defensive snaps so far. Delpit leads all Cleveland defenders with 21 solo tackles while recording 2 defended passes, 1 interception and a 14-yard fumble recovery. Quarterbacks also only have a 61.5% completion rate and 33.8 passer rating when targeting him.
Delpit's consistency has resulted in a 76.0 overall grade on Pro Football Focus. For comparison, he finished with grades of 63.3 and 63.6 in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
Like Bojorquez, Delpit is set to become a free agent once the season concludes. Continued play at his current level essentially guarantees a plethora of suitors, meaning the Browns must extend him before he hits the open market.
Hopefully, Berry is willing to pay the price to keep Delpit in Cleveland. He's played a key role in the Browns allowing the fewest receiving yards this season, so keeping him around would ensure the secondary remains respectable for years to come.
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