Three Offensive Cleveland Browns That Could Breakout in 2021

Three Offensive Cleveland Browns That Could Breakout in 2021

Nick Pedone
3 years ago
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Three Offensive Cleveland Browns That Could Breakout in 2021

It's one of the most stacked offensive units in the NFL, but every season, a few players will explode onto the scene.

Last year, offensive guard Wyatt Teller was considered the weak spot of Cleveland's line, yet finished the season as an All-Pro.

Let's take a look at who could breakout this season.

No. 3: Jedrick Wills Jr, OT

In his rookie campaign, left tackle Jedrick Wills was the most penalized player in football.

While the Alabama product did his job keeping quarterback Baker Mayfield upright, it would be nice to see him dial back on the penalty number he saw in 2020. Wills had eight false starts and three holding penalties in 15 regular season starts.

No. 2: Austin Hooper, TE

Tight end Austin Hooper was Andrew Berry's big splash on the offensive side of the football just one offseason ago, making him the highest-paid in the history of the position.

Hooper didn't live up to that big hype, catching just 46 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns.

While Hooper is not likely to put up massive receiving numbers like Travis Kelce or George Kittle, it would be nice to develop a relationship with Mayfield, who has always had a knack for targeting tight ends since his time at Oklahoma.

Hooper is still just 26 and won't be an unrestricted free agent until 2024. A breakout 2021 season could help take the Browns offense to the next level.

No. 1: Odell Beckham Jr.

The act you've all been waiting for, Odell Beckham Jr. was just starting to get grooving before tearing his ACL midway through last season. 

If healthy, it's no secret that Beckham could be one of the best offensive weapons in the game. However, getting on the same page as Mayfield has been a struggle during their two seasons together in Cleveland.

Perhaps in 2021, with a full offseason together, and Mayfield settled into Stefanski's offense, Beckham could return to form, terrorizing NFL defenses and opening up the field for the rest of this team's playmakers.

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