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Greg Newsome II named starter on Cleveland Browns' first unofficial depth chart

The Cleveland Browns have released their first unofficial depth chart of the 2021 season.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.

Five days ahead of their highly anticipated season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cleveland Browns made the unofficial -- well, unofficial -- when they listed rookie Greg Newsome II as a starting cornerback on their first unofficial depth chart of the 2021 season.

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That Newsome has been slotted as Cleveland's starter opposite Denzel Ward hardly comes a surprise after the Northwestern product enjoyed a strong debut training camp. Although Newsome was listed behind 2019 second-round pick Greedy Williams on previous preseason depth charts, it only appeared to be a matter of time until the Browns moved the No. 26 pick of this year's draft into their starting lineup -- officially or unofficially.

The entirety of Cleveland's unofficial depth chart heading into Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs is as follows:


  1. Baker Mayfield
  2. Case Keenum

Running back

  1. Nick Chubb
  2. Kareem Hunt
  3. D'Ernest Johnson
  4. Demetric Felton


  1. Andy Janovich

Wide receiver

  1. Jarvis Landry
  2. Donovan Peoples-Jones

Wide receiver

  1. Odell Beckham Jr.
  2. Rashard Higgins
  3. Anthony Schwartz

Tight end

  1. Austin Hooper
  2. David Njoku
  3. Harrison Bryant

Left tackle

  1. Jedrick Wills Jr.
  2. James Hudson III

Left guard

  1. Joel Bitonio
  2. Michael Dunn


  1. JC Tretter
  2. Nick Harris

Right guard

  1. Wyatt Teller
  2. Blake Hance

Right tackle

  1. Jack Conklin
  2. Chris Hubbard

Left defensive end

  1. Myles Garrett
  2. Takkarist McKinley

Right defensive end

  1. Jadeveon Clowney
  2. Joe Jackson

Left defensive tackle

  1. Malik Jackson
  2. Jordan Elliott

Right defensive tackle

  1. Andrew Billings
  2. Malik McDowell
  3. Tommy Togiai

Will linebacker

  1. Mack Wilson Sr.
  2. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

Mike linebacker

  1. Anthony Walker Jr.
  2. Malcolm Smith

Sam linebacker

  1. Sione Takitaki
  2. Tony Fields II

Left cornerback

  1. Denzel Ward
  2. Troy Hill
  3. A.J. Green

Right cornerback

  1. Greg Newsome II
  2. Greedy Williams

Strong safety

  1. Ronnie Harrison Jr.
  2. Grant Delpit
  3. M.J. Stewart Jr.

Free safety

  1. John Johnson III
  2. Richard LeCounte III


  1. Jamie Gillan


  1. Chase McLaughlin


  1. Jamie Gillan

Kick returner

  1. Demetric Felton
  2. Donovan Peoples-Jones

Punt returner

  1. Donovan Peoples-Jones
  2. Demetric Felton

Long snapper

  1. Charley Hughlett