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State of the Franchise: Cleveland Browns

Breaking down the Cleveland Browns depth chart heading into the 2022 season by looking at PFF grades and contract situations. Where the team is now, and what they still need to do.
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CLEVELAND BROWNS COACHING STAFF

HC: Kevin STEFANSKI

OC: Alex VAN PELT

DC: Joe WOODS

ST: Mike PRIEFER

CLEVELAND BROWNS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Deshaun WATSON

  • PFF Grade (2020) – 92.5
  • Contract – –.

RB, Nick CHUBB

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 81.7
  • Contract – –.

WR, Amari COOPER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 72.9
  • Contract – –.

WR, Donovan PEOPLES-JONES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.7
  • Contract – –.

WR, Jakeem GRANT Sr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 63.7
  • Contract – –.

TE, David NJOKU

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 70.9
  • Contract – –.

LT, Jedrick WILLS Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 66.1
  • Contract – –.

LG, Joel BITONIO

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 93.6
  • Contract – –.

C, Ethan POCIC

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 67.3
  • Contract – –.

RG, Wyatt TELLER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 84.9
  • Contract – –.

RT, Jack CONKLIN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 78.8
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

QB: Baker Mayfield, Jacoby Brissett, Joshua Dobbs

RB: Kareem Hunt, D’Ernest Johnson, Demetric Felton

WR: Anthony Schwartz, Ja’Marcus Bradley

TE: Harrison Bryant, Miller Forristall, Nick Guggemos

FB: Johnny Stanton

LT: Blake Hance, James Hudson III, Alex Taylor

LG: Michael Dunn, Hjalte Froholdt

C: Nick Harris

RG: David Moore, Drew Forbes

RT: Chris Hubbard, Elijah Nkansah

CLEVELAND BROWNS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Myles GARRETT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 92.0
  • Contract – –.

LDT, Jordan ELLIOTT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 41.6
  • Contract – –.

RDT, Malik MCDOWELL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 46.5
  • Contract – –.

RDE, Chase WINOVICH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 55.6
  • Contract – –.

WLB, Jeremiah OWUSU-KORAMOAH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 76.5
  • Contract – –.

MLB, Anthony WALKER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 69.1
  • Contract – –.

SLB, Sione TAKITAKI

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 67.5
  • Contract – –.

LCB, Denzel WARD

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 76.9
  • Contract – –.

SS, Ronnie HARRISON Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 60.8
  • Contract – –.

FS, John JOHNSON III

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.7
  • Contract – –.

RCB, Greg NEWSOME II

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.1
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

LDE: Curtis Weaver

LDT: —

RDT: Tommy Togiai

RDE: Porter Gustin, Taven Bryan

WLB: Tony Fields II

MLB: Jacob Phillips, Montrel Meander

SLB: Willie Harvey Jr.

LCB: Troy Hill, A.J. Green, Herb Miller

SS: Grant Delpit

FS: Richard LeCounte III

RCB: Greedy Williams, Nate Meadors

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: WR (63.7), WR (65.7), LT (66.1), C (67.3)

Expiring contracts:


DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: LDT (41.6), RDT (46.5), RDE (55.6), SS (60.8)

Expiring contracts:

2022 Draft Picks

Round 2: No. 44
Round 3: No. 78
Round 3: No. 99
Round 4: No. 107 (from Lions)
Round 6: No. 202 (from Cowboys)
Round 7: No. 223 (from Lions)
Round 7: No. 246 (from Bills)

2022 Cap Space

Draft Strategy

Low PFF grades: LDT (41.6), RDT (46.5), RDE (55.6), SS (60.8), WR (63.7)

Expiring contracts:

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

Who should they sign? Who should they draft? Who should they trade? Share your thoughts about the Cleveland Browns roster.
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