With training camp coming up soon, there are a range of questions that swirl around the 2017 Cleveland Browns heading into training camp.
As organized team activities (OTA’s) are set to wrap up on June 8, there are some unresolved issues at QB, WR and on defense in the current health and status of top overall pick Myles Garrett and first round pick Jabrill Peppers heading into minicamp.
Below are the top three burning questions for the Cleveland Browns.
Cody Kessler, Brock Osweilier or DeShone Kizer? Who Will Emerge As The Starter? With media reports emerging that Kessler has added bulk and arm strength, Osweiler looking and playing better than advertised and second-round pick in rookie QB Deshone Kizer turning heads, it appears to be a three-horse race for who will line up under center vs. Pittsburgh at home.
While Kessler is the projected starter heading into training camp, it appears that the 6’8 former Super Bowl winner in Osweiler could very well be in contention to get first-team reps during training camp. The sleeper in the whole group to watch is Kizer, formerly of Notre Dame, who has impressed with both his arm strength and deep ball in Berea.
Can WR Corey Coleman Stay Healthy? In what is quickly becoming a regularity of concern in Berea, 2016 first-round pick, Corey Coleman is idle and will not be ready to practice again until training camp due to a hamstring issue.
One year after suffering a hand injury his rookie year, Coleman, who is projected to start across from free-agent pickup Kenny Britt.
Depending on his health going into training camp and after, Cleveland may need either one of last year’s WR’s in Richardo Louis, Rashard Higgins and Jordan Payton, or a recently-released playmaker, which leads me to…
Will The Browns Sign a Veteran Wideout? Due to the above-mentioned injury problems of Coleman, the Browns may be forced to look to the waiver wire or roster cuts if they feel that Higgins, Louis or Payton don’t quite pan out.
No Terrelle Pryor, no Josh Gordon and Coleman likely out for an extended period of time, Cleveland can tab notable vets on the market include Vincent Jackson, Anquan Boldin and the recently-released Jeremy Maclin. While these players are older than the younger and more analytics-driven Browns would prefer, the fact that their projected offense will likely have Britt, rookie tight end David Njoku and…
You get the picture!