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Welcome to the first-ever Downtown Browns Mailbag Monday. The goal of this series is to make it a weekly feature on the DTB side of things. We asked people on Twitter to send us their questions using the tag #YoDTB. Let’s get into the questions.
#YoDTB How do you rate our LB group, and compared to the rest of the AFC North?
— HєƖƖHσυηɗ (@DawgPoundEast) May 22, 2020
When it comes to grading the Browns LB group at first glance, it’s important to note the upgrade it got over the off-season. Granted, Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey both left the team respectively after the two had different 2019 seasons.
That said, the additions of B.J. Goodson from free agency and Jacob Phillips from the draft is a step the Browns needed to take to address a key need. Bringing those two guys in with second-year players Mack Wilson and Sione Takitaki will be a boost to a young linebacker room and make things interesting for the Browns.
People from around the league think the Browns linebacker room is a weakness for the defense, but don’t say that to the guys in that room. There seems to be a mentality of the guys having the goal to prove people wrong this year and that they will step up for the Browns this season. Overall, the Browns linebacker room gets a grade of B+.
When taking a look at the rest of the AFC North, the Browns have the second-best linebacker corps in the division. The Ravens already had a great linebacker core but getting Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison in the draft gave their roster a boost. Meanwhile, the Bengals and Steelers have decent linebacker rooms) but they aren’t better than Baltimore and Cleveland.
TRUE or FALSE
Kareem Hunt will lead Browns in
All purpose yards
It's my contention Hunt will be a primary weapon. His elite skill set as a runner/receiver makes him dangerous in this scheme. Nobody is talking about Hunt, some ridiculously refer to him as #2 RB
— Roger 1st in Cuyahoga Falls (@R1stCLE) May 24, 2020
When it comes to this question, the answer is false. While Kareem Hunt is a great running back, he will not lead the Browns in touches, all-purpose yards, and touchdowns. That will most likely be Nick Chubb this year. Hunt is considered to be the No.2 back in the Browns depth chart, but he won’t lead the Browns in those categories.
Thank you to those who sent the first-ever questions for the Downtown Browns Mailbag Monday series. Fans who want to participate, make sure to email DTB at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at DTB with the hashtag #YoDTB. I hope everyone has a great week, and I hope to see more questions for next week’s Mailbag Monday.