Rookie Xavier Cooper Becoming One of Browns’ Most Impressive Defensive Standouts

August 25, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Though Round 1 of the Cleveland Browns' draft classes in recent years hasn't worked out as planned, they have found some success in Rounds 2 and 3 when it comes to finding impressive young contributors.
Granted, we won't know until at least January how the Browns' 2015 class panned out, first-rounders included, but it's fair to say that players like Joel Bitonio, Christian Kirksey and Terrance West have had better early career returns than the Johnny Manziels and Justin Gilberts of the roster.
This year's version of Bitonio-Kirskey-West looks like it could be third-round draft pick Xavier Cooper. Through two preseason games, the defensive end has been a standout. And because the Browns take a rotational approach to their defensive line, Cooper will undoubtedly get regular-season snaps.
Cooper currently leads his team with three preseason sacks—tied for most in the league. He also has three solo tackles. Pro Football Focus has given him the highest grade on the team...

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