Cleveland Browns Preview and Prediction

Quarterback- Baker Mayfield showed a lot of promise last season giving Browns fans something to look forward to this coming season. He has the leadership skills and the talent to get the Browns to the playoffs. His touchdown to interception ratio was almost 2-1 going for 27 TDs and 14INTs, those numbers should improve as well as his total yards thrown of 3,725 last season. Especially with the new addition they snagged this off season.

Running Backs- Nick Chubbs in the last half of the season a year ago had some stellar performances and should be the work horse from them on the ground for seasons to come. He finished 10th in rushing yards at 996, I expect him to reach 1,200-1,400 this season if not more. His back up Duke Johnson Jr. is a reliable pass catching back that has some things to say this off season so we will see what is to come with him.

Wide Receivers- The browns have arguably the best 1-2 punch in the league this season after trading for Odell Beckham and already having aquired Jarvis Landry the season prior. They could easily both go over 1,000 yards this season. The Browns also have depth at the position in Antonio Callaway, Rashad Higgins, and Jaelen Strong.

Tight Ends- David Njoku has loads of potential to do damage at the tight end spot. He has been with the team 2 years and went from 32 catches to 56 catches the next year. With all the attention being on the wide receivers Njoku should have another improved season this year.

Offensive Lineman- A solid group here, that should be able to keep Baker Mayfield upright. With the left side of their line being a little bit more seasoned then the right you should see a lot more running plays to the left this season.

Defense- The Browns defensive line has potential to be scary this season with Olivier Vernon and Myles Garrett on the outside and Sheldon Richardson on the inside. They will have to be, because the linebackers outside of Kirksey, are questionable. There secondary situation isn’t the best either however the potential is there for guys like Denzel Ward and rookie Greedy Williams.

Prediction- 11-5

They will be division winners for the first time in a long time, and the beginning of a new era in the AFC North.


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