CLEVELAND, Ohio — In today’s Hey, Mary Kay, I remedy inquiries, about Kevin Stefanski’s offense, Tulsa LB Zaven Collins, and much more. This is a bonus version of the mailbag, because I received so numerous excellent questions from our Browns Insider subscribers. If you’d like to sign up for, click on on the blue box at the top rated of the cleveland.com/browns website page.
Hey, MK! How do you envision Kevin Stefanski’s offense evolving in Calendar year 2 now that Baker has a excellent cope with on it? How will factors glance unique if he has all of the possibilities healthier? — Gary, Los Angeles
Hey, Gary: I envision Stefanski’s offense involving in a large amount of techniques. For starters, Stefanski experienced to operate the Gary Kubiak procedure that he identified as in Minnesota in 2019, since there was no time to re-invent the wheel when the pandemic strike. I believe that he would’ve integrated extra personnel strategies if they experienced a lot more time alongside one another. He’s also challenged his assistants to grow professionally in the offseason, and he’ll do the similar. I believe the Browns will use much more three wides or 11 personnel this year, and I could see them employing Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb on the subject jointly much more. I think they’ll consider more advantage of Mayfield’s potential to toss on the operate.
Hey, Mary Kay: When do you hope Jadeveon Clowney to make a selection and are any other groups in the combine for him? — Noah, Cleveland
Hey, Noah: I believe the Clowney scenario is in a keeping pattern. At a person position final 7 days, I received the emotion he may sign at any moment, but then factors received peaceful. Clowney took his time very last season, waiting around to signal with the Titans until finally Sept. 6. It appeared like the Browns were being hoping he’d make a choice soon, and that he experienced a location below if he desired it. He may well be hoping for a higher offer, but there’s not a lot of a industry at this stage. Until finally he signals in other places, there’s nevertheless a chance he could grow to be a Brown.
Hey, Mary Kay: With the high-quality of the offseason what would you grade it, and what does signing Clowney do to the ranking? — Dave Fredecker, Rocky River
Hey, Dave: I give the Browns a solid B thanks to the outstanding signings of John Johnson III and Troy Hill, and the strong acquisitions at the suitable value of Takk McKinley, Rashard Higgins, Malik Jackson and Malcolm Smith. If they indication Clowney, I’d bump the quality up to a B-additionally. I think Clowney and McKinley could make a terrific 1-two punch opposite Myles Garrett. Clowney is better vs. the operate, and McKinley excels at disrupting the quarterback. If they get two for the price tag of a single, that’s terrific worth.
Hey, Mary Kay: How possible is it that the Browns trade up to the best 10 to go all out for a premiere pass rusher? It would seem like 1 far more top quality pass rusher is the only lacking piece. — Gary, Arizona
Hey, Gary: I can see the Browns investing up some, but not into the prime 10. Initial of all, it would just take a ton of draft funds to go up that significant. The 49ers surrendered very first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 and much more to shift up from No. 12 to No. 3. I really do not see the Browns parting with numerous very first-round picks to go that large. I could see them packaging some of their nine picks (two in the third round and two in the fourth) to transfer up a little in the initially spherical, but not 16 spots. In addition, the salaries in the major 10 are sky-significant in contrast to No. 26. As significantly as trading down, I see them keeping in the first spherical to retain the fifth-12 months option.
Hey, Mary Kay: If this latest coaching experienced to pick out between the QBs in the forthcoming draft, who do you think they would choose? — Steven, Westlake.
Hey, Steven: I think they’d do the exact same point the Jaguars will do: draft Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. He’s tall (6-6, 220), has amazing deep ball accuracy, throws extremely very well on the operate, will make brief and wise decisions, and rushed for 8 TDs final period. His peak permits him to stand in the pocket and deliver, but he also has the mobility to run and excel on keepers.
When you appear at the 2018 course on your own, it’s quick to see how challenging it is to consider college QBs. No. 2 choose Sam Darnold was just traded from the Jets to the Panthers, and No. 10 choose Josh Rosen is a backup in San Francisco. It will be appealing to see how this loaded QB class pans out.
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