Opponent Scouting Report: Cleveland Browns Defensive Backs

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 10: Wide receiver Breshad Perriman
BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 10: Wide receiver Breshad Perriman /

The Browns didn’t come into the season with many big names in their secondary, but they’ve received some really good contributions from unexpected players thus far.

Cleveland is in the beginning stages of a total rebuild, which has left them with an extremely young roster for the 2017 season.

They decided to release one of their few franchise cornerstones in cornerback Joe Haden, but a couple of lesser-known players have stepped up in Haden’s absence.

The Browns signed cornerback Jason McCourty this offseason to bring some sort of veteran presence to their secondary, and he’s played some of the best football of his career so far this season. He has 2 passes defended, a forced fumble, and a forced interception.

Jacoby Brissett might be wise to avoid throwing at him on Sunday.

However, Briean Boddy-Calhoun is also playing well at the other cornerback position this season.

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He earned a lot of playing time as an undrafted rookie last year, and has taken over the slot cornerback position this year. He has 3 tackles and a pass defended through the first two games, and could give the Colts’ slot receivers some trouble on Sunday.

Safety Derrick Kindred is another young player who has stepped up in this Browns secondary as he has an interception, 2 passes defended, and 8 tackles in the Browns’ first two game. Cleveland has really needed him to play well alongside rookie safety Jabrill Peppers, who will take some time to adjust to his new position as the team’s deep safety after playing more like a linebacker in college.