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Cleveland Browns' updated 2022 depth chart, post-NFL Draft: Offense

The Cleveland Browns made nine selections in the 2022 NFL Draft, including four on the offensive side of the ball.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from the Wednesday, May 18, 2022 episode of The Ultimate Cleveland Sports Show.

With the 2022 NFL Draft in the books, we now have a more complete look at what the Cleveland Browns' roster will look like. With that in mind, let's take a look at the Browns' current 2022 offensive depth chart.

Quarterback

  1. Deshaun Watson
  2. Jacoby Brissett
  3. Joshua Dobbs
  4. Felix Harper

Technically, Baker Mayfield remains on Cleveland's roster, but make no mistake, the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft has thrown his final pass for the Browns. Deshaun Watson is now Cleveland's undisputed starter, with veterans Jacoby Brissett and Joshua Dobbs providing depth as a potential suspension for the three-time Pro Bowl selection looms. A signee from the team's rookie minicamp, Felix Harper rounds out the current quarterback room as a likely training camp arm.

Running back

  1. Nick Chubb
  2. Kareem Hunt
  3. D'Ernest Johnson
  4. Demetric Felton Jr.
  5. Jerome Ford
  6. John Kelly Jr.

Fullback

  1. Johnny Stanton IV

Cleveland's running backs room already seemed crowded -- and that was before the Browns used a fifth-round pick on Jerome Ford. The Cincinnati product may not see much playing time in his rookie season, but could provide Cleveland's front office with flexibility when it comes to Kareem Hunt, D'Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton's respective futures with the team.

Johnny Stanton IV is the only current fullback on the Browns' roster and it remains to be seen whether the position will maintain a place in Cleveland's offense moving forward.

Wide receiver

  1. Amari Cooper
  2. Donovan Peoples-Jones
  3. David Bell
  4. Anthony Schwartz
  5. Michael Woods II
  6. Jakeem Grant Sr.
  7. Ja'Marcus Bradley
  8. Javon Wims
  9. Mike Harley Jr.
  10. Isaiah Weston
  11. Travell Harris

The Browns are currently carrying 11 wide receivers on their roster, although Jakeem Grant Sr. will primarily be used as a kick returner. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Amari Cooper arrives in Cleveland as the team's new top wideout, with Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz looking to make leaps in their third and second seasons, respectively.

Perhaps the most intriguing wide receiver on the Browns' roster is David Bell. Although he has the ability to play on the outside, the third-round pick out of Purdue could fill an immediate void as a slot receiver following Jarvis Landry's offseason release.

Tight end

  1. David Njoku
  2. Harrison Bryant
  3. Miller Forristall
  4. Nick Guggemos
  5. Zaire Mitchell-Paden

Rather than letting David Njoku hit free agency, the Browns placed a franchise tag on the 2017 first-round pick, who they could still sign to a long-term extension. Following Austin Hooper's release, Njoku is one of two tight ends on Cleveland's roster with significant experience -- the other being Harrison Bryant -- perhaps a sign that the Browns' offense will feature the position less than it did with Mayfield under center.

Left tackle

  1. Jedrick Wills Jr.
  2. Chris Hubbard
  3. Alex Taylor
  4. Ben Petrula

Left guard

  1. Joel Bitonio
  2. Michael Dunn
  3. Drew Forbes

Center

  1. Nick Harris
  2. Ethan Pocic
  3. Hjalte Froholdt
  4. Brock Hoffman

Right guard

  1. Wyatt Teller
  2. Blake Hance
  3. Dawson Deaton
  4. David Moore

Right Tackle

  1. Jack Conklin
  2. James Hudson III
  3. Elijah Nkansah

While the Browns managed to keep the same offensive line intact for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons, this year's unit will look a little different. Following the release of JC Tretter, Nick Harris and Ethan Pocic are expected to battle it out for the starting center spot, while Jack Conklin is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season as he continues to recover from a torn patella.

With Conklin sidelined, James Hudson III will likely get the first shot at starting at right tackle, although Cleveland also re-signed veteran Chris Hubbard. At guard, the Browns return the best duo in the league in Joel Bitonio and Wyatt Teller.

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