During the annual “Brown and Orange” Cleveland Browns scrimmage, we saw some great things. Many fans came out to watch the game, which is a great sign for the season. The Browns have one of the strongest fanbases and they will be all out this year. As for the game, we saw some bright spots from many guys who need to prove things. We saw guys who may have taken leads in position battles as well.
Pharaoh Brown’s Big Day
Pharaoh Brown has been inconsistent during training camp so far. At the Browns scrimmage, he had multiple difficult catches, including a touchdown from Baker Mayfield. Brown ran routes well and held on to the ball on contested catches. Brown has been somewhat under the radar, being the fourth string tight end as of now. After his showing at the game, he may be looking to take over the third tight end spot.
Jaelen Strong Shows Out
In the most prolific position battle of the Browns training camp, we are starting to see how the spots may turn out. Recently, Blake Jackson was cut by the Browns, narrowing the race. Jaelen Strong has something to prove this year, and he wants to do so with the Browns. He ran spectacular routes and corners were having a hard time keeping up. He had some good catches and yards after said catches. Strong was a third round pick, so he will have some higher expectations. If he wants to make the team, he is going to have to go above and beyond like he did in the Browns scrimmage game.
Mack Wilson Continues to hit his Stride
Mack Wilson is a very intriguing prospect. Wilson attended The University of Alabama and was drafted by the Browns in the fifth round of this year’s draft. The Browns are hoping that he can be the steal of the draft. The middle linebacker has had a great training camp so far. He has impressed coaches immensely and received praise from players. In the scrimmage, Wilson had an interception that would’ve had a huge return if the play was not called dead. Wilson has held his own and should provide good depth at the middle linebacker slot.
Greedy Williams Continues to Grow
Second round draft pick, Greedy Williams, has shown that he has great potential throughout the offseason. He has shown some flaws, but none too great. His biggest question mark is his tackling, but he’s shown improvement and continues to grow. Williams didn’t do anything very significant throughout the scrimmage, but he showed that he can cover NFL without question. Williams continues to prove to the Browns that they made the right pick.
Kickers Show Improvement
Browns fans can now sleep at night. Greg Joseph, who is in the lead for the starting spot, made his case during the scrimmage. He went 7/7 in total kicking the ball, while fifth-round pick Austin Seibert went 3/5 total. Joseph knocked in a 51 yarder. Joseph has kicked pretty well, and the hope is that he can be a reliable kicker throughout the season.
The Cleveland Browns take on the Washington Redskins in their first preseason game on Thursday in Cleveland. The starters will not play too much, but we’ll get a good look at the younger guys like Wilson, Brown, Williams, and the receivers as well.