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Cleveland Browns' 2023 post-NFL Draft Depth Chart: Offense

With the 2023 NFL Draft in the books, we take a look at the Cleveland Browns' new projected offensive depth chart.

CLEVELAND — The 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone, with the Cleveland Browns having added four new players on the offensive side of the ball.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the Browns' latest projected offensive depth chart for the 2023 season.


  1. Deshaun Watson
  2. Joshua Dobbs
  3. Dorian Thompson-Robinson
  4. Kellen Mond

Deshaun Watson enters his first full season as Cleveland's starting quarterback with veteran Joshua Dobbs fully entrenched as the 3-time Pro Bowl selection's backup. The Browns' decision to use a fifth-round pick on Dorian Thompson-Robinson in this year's draft indicates that Kellen Mond isn't likely to make Cleveland's final 53-man roster.

Running back

  1. Nick Chubb
  2. Jerome Ford
  3. Demetric Felton Jr.
  4. John Kelly Jr.
  5. Nate McCrary

Between not re-signing Kareem Hunt and not drafting a running back this year, the Browns have signaled that they have confidence in 2022 fifth-round pick Jerome Ford to be Nick Chubb's top backup. While it's possible Cleveland could still sign a veteran to round out its running backs room, look for Ford to see an increase in touches in 2023.

Wide receiver

Left wide receiver

  1. Amari Cooper
  2. Marquise Goodwin
  3. Anthony Schwartz
  4. Jaelon Darden
  5. Marquez Stevenson

Slot wide receiver

  1. Elijah Moore
  2. David Bell
  3. Jakeem Grant Sr.
  4. Mike Harley Jr.

Right wide receiver

  1. Donovan Peoples-Jones
  2. Cedric Tillman
  3. Isaiah Weston
  4. Daylen Baldwin

The Browns bolstered their receiving corps this offseason with the additions of Elijah Moore and third-round pick Cedric Tillman.

Moore -- a 2021 second-round pick of the New York Jets -- can be used in multiple positions, but will likely primarily play in the slot in Cleveland. Tillman, meanwhile, will play on the outside and could be a potential replacement for Donovan Peoples-Jones, who is entering the final season of his contract.

From a numbers perspective, five wide receivers -- Moore, Tillman, Peoples-Jones, Amari Cooper and David Bell -- seem like locks to make the Browns' initial 53-man roster. That could leave free agent signee Marquise Goodwin, 2021 third-round pick Anthony Schwartz and veteran special teamer Jakeem Grant Sr. battling for a final roster spot.

Tight end

  1. David Njoku
  2. Jordan Akins
  3. Harrison Bryant
  4. Zaire Mitchell-Paden
  5. Thomas Greaney

In his six games as the Browns' starting quarterback last season, Watson showed a connection with David Njoku and Cleveland added another tight end its quarterback has a history with in former Houston Texan Jordan Akins. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Harrison Bryant should round out the room, but could see a reduced role following the addition of Akins.

Offensive line 

Left tackle

  1. Jedrick Wills Jr.
  2. James Hudson
  3. Joe Haeg

Left guard

  1. Joel Bitonio
  2. Drew Forbes
  3. Dawson Deaton


  1. Ethan Pocic
  2. Luke Wypler
  3. Nick Harris

Right guard

  1. Wyatt Teller
  2. Michael Dunn
  3. Wes Martin

Right tackle

  1. Jack Conklin
  2. Dawand Jones
  3. Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

The Browns are set to not only return all five starters from last season's offensive line, but also improved depth. Cleveland used two of its 2023 draft picks on a pair of Ohio State offensive linemen in right tackle Dawand Jones and center Luke Wypler, who each possess the potential to be starting-caliber players.

The addition of Wypler could bring an end to Nick Harris' time with the Browns, although the 2020 fifth-round pick also possesses the versatility to play guard. All things considered, this is looking like one of the stronger units on Cleveland's roster.

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