The team refers to it as an “unofficial” depth chart, so nothing should be taken as being locked in. Here are the things of note from the depth chart:
- The team is still rolling with Eric Kush as the starting right guard, but Wyatt Taylor would be ready to jump in if needed.
- It stands out more when you see the depth chart — the fact that the No. 4 receiver on this club is an unknown in terms of working with Baker Mayfield. No biggie — the offense should mostly feature the top three receivers anyway, and before we know it, Antonio Callaway will be back.
- The depth chart lists three linebackers, but in reality, there will be a fifth defensive back in the game most of the time — probably Jermaine Whitehead.
- The kick return and punt return spots are up-in-the-air. It will probably be one of either Dontrell Hilliard or D’Ernest Johnson, but I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else jumps in front to take on those roles.
|Cleveland Browns Depth Chart|
|QB||Baker Mayfield||Drew Stanton||Garrett Gilbert|
|RB||Nick Chubb||Dontrell Hilliard||D'Ernest Johnson|
|TE||David Njoku||Pharaoh Brown|
|WR||Jarvis Landry||Rashard Higgins||Taywan Taylor|
|WR||Odell Beckham Jr.||Damion Ratley||KhaDarel Hodge|
|TE||Demetrius Harris||Ricky Seals-Jones|
|LT||Greg Robinson||Kendall Lamm|
|LG||Joel Bitonio||Justin McCray|
|C||JC Tretter||Austin Corbett|
|RG||Eric Kush||Wyatt Taylor|
|DE||Myles Garrett||Chad Thomas|
|DT||Larry Ogunjobi||Devaroe Lawrence|
|DT||Sheldon Richardson||Daniel Ekuale|
|DE||Olivier Vernon||Chris Smith||Genard Avery|
|WILL||Christian Kirksey||Mack Wilson||Malik Jefferson|
|MIKE||Joe Schobert||Sione Takitaki|
|CB||Denzel Ward||T.J. Carrie|
|CB||Terrance Mitchell||Greedy Williams||Tavierre Thomas|
|FS||Damarious Randall||Eric Murray||Sheldrick Redwine|
|SS||Mogan Burnett||Jermaine Whitehead|
|KR||Dontell Hilliard||D'Ernest Johnson|
|PR||Dontell Hilliard||D'Ernest Johnson|