3. Youthful Energy
The Browns have been known for their historically bad draft picks in recent years, but a fresh new crop of talent has breathed life into this team. Through two games in his second season, Johnny Manziel has made typical rookie mistakes, but has also made huge plays that have not been seen by Browns fans in a long time. The combination of second-year running back Isaiah Crowell and rookie Duke Johnson looked much better in week two against Tennessee than in the opener at New York, and Crowell already has proven that he can play in this league, after putting together a 600 yard season as a rookie.
Another rookie bringing fresh energy to the team is 12th overall draft pick Danny Shelton. He is an imposing figure and plays the game with enthusiasm and attitude, and should help this defense improve after finishing 2014 dead last in run defense. One other young playmaker, who may have been forgotten about going into this season is wide receiver Travis Benjamin. Benjamin is still only 25 years old in his fourth season in the NFL, and for all the people who said the Browns had no playmakers on offense and their receivers were too short, the 5 foot 10 inch speedster from Florida is tied for the league lead in touchdowns with four.