- Browns 2021 position preview: Analyzing the O-Line (clevelandbrowns.com) - All of the starters are returning, and most of the backups are, too. There’s plenty of reasons to believe the O-Line can match their dominance from 2020.
- Ranking the Browns position by position ahead of the opening of training camp (The Athletic) - A full assessment of the Cleveland Browns’ roster two weeks ahead of the start of training camp reminded me of a couple of things. This team is pretty talented. There are still some question marks. There aren’t many flaws or areas of glaring worry, but the position groups can be pretty clearly divided into three areas: really good, pretty good, and pretty iffy.
- Browns project to have the best pass protection in the NFL (Browns Wire) - One of the reasons to be bullish on the Cleveland Browns offense in 2021 is the strength of the guys up front. The Browns have heavily invested in the offensive line, and it’s paid off handsomely. One projection metric expects that to continue.
- Browns RB Nick Chubb Hints at Change for Next Season (heavy.com) - Nick Chubb has become known as the “Dark Knight” of the Cleveland Browns, showing off his affinity for Batman multiple times in the past as he racked up 1,000-yard seasons. However, going forward Chubb might be channeling his inner Joker rather than Batman — a change for the reserved running back. Chubb hinted at the shift on social media, posting a picture of the Dark Knight’s nemesis.
- Melvin Ingram to Chiefs? Mitchell Schwartz to Steelers? Logical fits for remaining free agents (NFL.com) - As the unified start to NFL training camp nears, some notable free agents remain available for teams to snag. In fact, the four players listed below provide production potential that’s extremely rare to see this late in the offseason. Of course, this at least partially stems from this year’s reduced salary cap, a pandemic-induced development that has spawned an abnormal version of musical chairs across the league.
- 2021 NFL position-by-position rankings: 50-plus coaches, execs, players make their picks (ESPN) - Who’s the NFL’s best cornerback? Wide receiver? Offensive tackle? What about the second-best defensive tackle — after Aaron Donald? To preview the 2021 NFL season, we set out to answer those questions and much more. We surveyed more than 50 league executives, coaches, scouts and players to help us stack the top 10 players at 11 different positions, from edge rusher to interior offensive linemen and all the way through tight ends. This is the second edition of these rankings, and there are several players who moved up and dropped from last year’s lists.