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Author: Jon Kuzma
Everything started off well for the Cleveland Browns when they chose to keep Odell Beckham Jr. By holding on to Jarvis Landry and Beckham Jr. Cleveland was able to stabilize the receiver position. Then the Browns took it a step further by signing Jack Conklin and Austin Hooper in free agency. Those additions will make this offense much more explosive. Conklin should sure up the offensive line a little bit and give Baker Mayfield time to scan the field. And Conklin also said he’ll mentor the younger players on the team. So that’s some much needed leadership for the Browns.
Then the other guy in this equation is Austin Hooper. He was excellent last season for the Atlanta Falcons. Hooper made it clear that Mayfield was the reason he came to Cleveland. It feels like those two guys are going to be synced up this year. Hooper should create some plays over the middle of the field. He’s such a great athlete that he can make acrobatic catches. That’s what Mayfield needs to get his confidence back. Because once that happens Cleveland has so much potential. They definitely had a good off-season.
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