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How accurate does’s projection of the Browns’ starting lineup look?

Do we have a good grasp of the Browns’ starters on offense and defense in 2019?

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Gregg Rosenthal of projected the starting lineups for every team in the league. Let’s see what he listed out for the Cleveland Browns and how close to reality we think it will be come Week 1, starting with the offense:

QB: Baker Mayfield
RB: Nick Chubb
WR: Odell Beckham Jr.
WR: Jarvis Landry
WR: Antonio Callaway
TE: David Njoku
LT: Greg Robinson
LG: Joel Bitonio
C: JC Tretter
RG: Austin Corbett
RT: Chris Hubbard

On offense, the position that will face the most competition is at right guard. There is no doubt that as of today, Austin Corbett is the favorite to win the starting job, simply based on his draft status from a year ago. However, if he isn’t sharp, the team could turn to rookie Drew Forbes or veteran Bryan Witzmann. All other spots are pretty much locked in.

Here is how he projects things defensively:

DE: Myles Garrett
DT: Sheldon Richardson
DT: Larry Ogunjobi
DE: Olivier Vernon
OLB: Genard Avery
MLB: Joe Schobert
OLB: Christian Kirksey
CB: Denzel Ward
CB: Greedy Williams
S: Damarious Randall
S: Morgan Burnett

The front four is set. At linebacker, we know the team likes Genard Avery, but that role might be more of a rotational one as opposed to an everydown starter type of role. Somewhere, draft picks Sione Takitaki and Mack Wilson could get some playing time.

The starting roles that are the most up-in-the-air are at cornerback and strong safety. The one change that I would’ve made to Rosenthal’s list is that I think Terrance Mitchell is still the favorite to start at cornerback over rookie Greedy Williams. I wouldn’t complain at all if Williams earned the starting role — and Rosenthal notes that Williams vs. Mitchell is his only debatable spot out of 22 slots. At strong safety, Morgan Burnett is the favorite to replace Jabrill Peppers, but Cleveland could go a few directions with that spot.

If you had to place bets on the Browns’ Week 1 starting lineup, what modifications would you make to Rosenthal’s choices?