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Browns Fans Are Going to Love ESPN's Latest 'Offensive Weapon' Rankings

Jason Schandl
ESPN's "offensive weapon" rankings for 2020 are going to excite Cleveland Browns fans.
ESPN's "offensive weapon" rankings for 2020 are going to excite Cleveland Browns fans. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images
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This NFL season has felt like an especially long one, but most teams' rosters have finally all but taken shape for the 2020 season. There are always plenty of shakeups around the league, but this offseason seems to have brought an especially large number of significant changes. That means this year's ESPN ranking of the top 'offensive weapon' groups in the NFL features some big surprises.

One of the biggest is the Cleveland Browns' ranking — sitting at No. 2, behind only the Kansas City Chiefs.

This ranking may seem shockingly high at first, but when you consider that it's just taking into account what ESPN's Bill Barnwell calls "offensive weapons" (running backs, wide receivers and tight ends), it makes plenty of sense.

With Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, the Browns may well have the best backfield in the NFL. There may be a few backs out there better than Chubb, but none of them have a complement as strong as Hunt. Austin Hooper just became the NFL's highest paid tight end after averaging over 60 yards per game in 2019, and David Njoku still seems to have some intriguing potential. Odell Beckham may be coming off a down year, but there's no denying that the duo of Beckham and Jarvis Landry is an incredibly dangerous one.

With that incredible group of weapons and an upgraded offensive line, the 2020 season really looks like it's going to be make-or-break for Baker Mayfield.

If this offense can live up to its potential, this year will be a ton of fun for Browns fans.


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