After a summer vacation, the Cover 2 podcast on the Cleveland Browns is back.
On today's edition, we preview Browns training camp with a detailed discussion on each position group. Naturally, that starts with Baker Mayfield. The second-year quarterback is entering his first season as the starter for the Browns, and the team's unquestioned leader.
Beyond Mayfield, there's veterans Drew Stanton and Garrett Gilbert. Should the Browns be looking to improve the position? As Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com explains on the podcast, their play behind Mayfield is worth monitoring. Here is what else we covered on the episode:
- Running back: Nick Chubb is set as the starter. But is there concern backing him up while the Browns wait out Kareem Hunt's suspension?
- Wide receiver: The addition of Odell Beckham Jr. obviously adds intrigue to the position with his college teammate Jarvis Landry. And Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callway should be good third and fourth options. The training camp thing to watch, though, is how the fifth receiver shakes out.
- Tight end: Not drafted by GM John Dorsey, David Njoku has to actualize his athleticism on the field in what looks like a "prove it" season for the former first-round pick.
- Offensive line: All eyes are on right guard, where three players are vying for a spot. That isn't the only question on an important position group.
- Defensive line: Is this the best group of players on the Browns? It could be if Genard Avery takes a step forward.
- Linebacker: In a group that willy usually have just two players on the field, Joe Schobert goes into a contract year with a pair of rookies behind him.
- Defensive back: This is another group where the Browns are loaded. The competition deep at cornerback is intriguing for training camp, though.
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