Grant Delpit Injury Update is Amazing News for Browns Defense
The Cleveland Browns enjoyed a breakout 11-5 year in 2020 and made the NFL Playoffs for the first time since 2003. It seems like the franchise is turning a corner after an impressive offseason and NFL Draft. As a result, the Browns enter the 2021 campaign with sky-high expectations.
Currently, Cleveland has the 7th-best odds to win the Super Bowl (+1600), according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. This team has a lot of strengths, including the best rushing attack in the league, but there are some holes on the other side of the ball.
The Browns ranked bottom-half in pass defense a year ago, giving up 247.6 yards per game through the air. They addressed this issue in the draft with Greg Newsome II, an eerily similar pick to their 2020 selection of Grant Delpit from LSU. Cleveland's defense just got a huge boost of good news with the latest update to the injured Delpit.
Grant Delpit Cleveland Browns News
The Browns selected Delpit as a highly-rated defensive back in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The LSU product never saw the field after a tragic ruptured Achilles tendon in practice prior to the season. It was a blow that Cleveland's defense felt all year long, especially after spending such a high draft selection on Delpit.
Fortunately, Delpit is back fully healthy and looking to complete the final step of his comeback.
"It feels good, better every day. It's a long process, a long journey, to get fully back healthy, But the plan is to be fully healthy by training camp, so I'm on track for that."- Grant Delpit
After all, Delpit was a stud for the LSU Tigers across three years in college. He recorded 8 interceptions and 24 passes defended in three years and racked up 120 solo tackles in 40 games played. Between Delpit and first-round selection Newsome, there's a lot to be excited about for the Browns defense.
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