The Cleveland Browns have the most talented roster in my opinion that they have had since Derek Anderson and Braylon Edwards led them to a 10 win season what seems like 10 years ago. This is a team with a very good coaching staff and some really interesting offensive playmakers, as well as a completely re-vamped defensive unit.
I think the Browns are still a quarterback away, but the hope is that Brandon Weeden and his big arm can succeed in a big way with Norv Turner now in charge of calling the plays. Norv has had quite a bit of success bringing up QBs in this league, and Weeden is in as good a situation this year as he possibly could have asked for after being drafted by the Browns.
Cleveland should lean on Trent Richardson and the big play ability of their young wide receiver duo, but they are going to have to overcome the loss of Josh Gordon for the first two games after he was suspended by the league for violating the drug policy.
Here are three players–one from each of the last three draft classes–that could be in line for a big breakout season with the Browns in 2013.
Third Year — Jordan Cameron, TE
The Browns added Kellen Davis and Gary Barnidge this offseason, but none will have as big of an impact on the passing game as former 2011 fourth rounder Jordan Cameron. Cameron is an athletic freak who hasn’t had much of an impact at all in his first two seasons, playing in just eight games as a rookie. That being said, he had a decent second year where he played in 14 games and had 20 receptions for 226 yards and a touchdown, and I think his production could skyrocket this year, possibly reaching 40-50 catches.
The coaching staff has been raving about Cameron, and his fit for the style of offense they will be running. The tight end position will be a focal point for Cleveland, and this guy is in line to be at the top of the depth chart if he can stay healthy. The Browns could use multiple TEs quite often depending on what they do with the fullback position, but I think in terms of putting up numbers, Cameron figures to be the one in line to see the most dramatic increase. This is a guy to really keep an eye out for.