Cleveland Browns: Travis Jones, DL, UConn
As far as “complete” rosters go, the Cleveland Browns are about as close as you’re going to find.
One area they may look at prioritizing in the 2022 offseason? The interior defensive line.
At 6-foot-4, 326 pounds and with 34-inch arms, UConn defensive lineman Travis Jones is finally going to get the chance to shine after playing on a bad team for the last handful of years.
He had 48 tackles this past season, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks en route to his Senior Bowl invitation.
With his upside as a pass rusher at the next level, it’s hard not to like the possibility of putting him next to someone like Myles Garrett and seeing how that kind of size, power, and athleticism might overwhelm opposing offensive linemen.
Because of the fact that he didn’t play at Alabama, he’s probably not going in round one, but Jones has the type of twitch at 325-pounds that teams in the NFL absolutely covet nowadays.
I think he’d be a great fit for the Browns.
Cincinnati Bengals: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston
Are we really living in a world where the Cincinnati Bengals might be Super Bowl champions?
I’ve never experienced the Bengals being in a Super Bowl in my lifetime, but I only missed it by one year.
Still, it’s incredible the turnaround this team has had from picking first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft (and deservedly so) to watching Joe Burrow go down with a bad injury in his rookie season.
The Bengals are legit and with their cap space going forward, it looks like they’re not going anywhere anytime soon.
One area this team needs to address in the 2022 offseason, Super Bowl champs or not? The cornerback position.
Not only that, but the Bengals could use an upgrade in the return game which could make Houston’s Marcus Jones a great option for them.
Jones was out there making play after play for Houston as a cornerback and return specialist, including a whopping nine return touchdowns between his time at Troy and with the Cougars.
With five interceptions, a forced fumble, and four total return touchdowns in 2021, Marcus Jones may have the most impressive individual highlight reel of any player at the Senior Bowl.