Cleveland Browns: Three Surprises after Two Weeks of Play
For the Cleveland Browns, this season has not started quite the way they wanted it to. However, they have been in every game and actually have had a chance to win both games early on. In doing so there have been a couple of surprises that have brought the Browns to this level. Here we look at three of those surprises.
Antonio Callaway – WR
Callaway is a rookie WR out of the University of Florida. He had some off-field troubles while at Florida which caused his draft stock to fall. Many believed had it not been for those troubles, Callaway could have been a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Nonetheless, the Browns selected Callaway in the fourth-round. His play in the preseason allowed him to work his way into the starting lineup.
His debut was not well scripted. He only had one target in which he was unsuccessful. However, his week two performance was much better. He had three catches for 81 yards and a TD. Showing why he could have been a much higher selection.
Denzel Ward – CB
Ward has come in a demanded respect from the beginning. The second of two first-round selections in the 2018 NFL Draft, Ward has been a pleasant defensive surprise. The first year cornerback has come in a taken the RCB position and never looked back.
His debut against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers could not have gone better. Ward had six tackles and two interceptions against a normally high-powered offense. Week two was no different. The only thing missing was an interception.
Desmond Harrison – LT
Harrison is a street free agent that the Browns signed post-draft. He is a rookie that is protecting the blind side of the QB. This is quite unusual unless said player is drafted. Harrison is a 6’6” 292 lb OT out of West Georgia. In fact, he has played left tackle so well that it has allowed the Cleveland Browns to move Joel Bitonio inside to left guard.
If the Cleveland Browns continue to get the excellent play out of these three and others, they can expect to be a much-improved team going forward.
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