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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Cleveland Browns

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Cleveland Browns rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Browns in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 18

The most encouraging sign for their fan base is that the Browns' offseason made sense under first-year general manager Andrew Berry. They upgraded at offensive tackle, added another pass-catcher in tight end Austin Hooper and made smart moves in the draft. The pieces are in place for Baker Mayfield to have a bounce-back year. The concern is that it's a lot of turnover on both sides of the ball. The Browns are attempting to implement Kevin Stefanski's scheme on offense, and the defense returns just 49.4 percent of its snaps, which ranks 30th. The playoffs would be great, but the most important thing is getting Mayfield going in the right direction and finding overall organizational competency.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 23

Kevin Stefanski will change the culture, which was needed. He will get Baker Mayfield back on track, but I think this is a team that is a year away - even if Browns fans don't want to hear it.

USA Today -- Rank: 16

Good luck finding a team with more quality depth at the offensive skill positions. It's up to QB Baker Mayfield to make it all work this time.

ESPN -- Rank: 19

How quickly can the offense jell around Kevin Stefanski's system?

Jake Trotter: Not only do the Browns have a pair of new tackles (Jack Conklin, Jedrick Wills Jr.) and a new tight end (Austin Hooper) to integrate, quarterback Baker Mayfield will be playing for a fourth head coach in just three years in the league. Yet despite all those excuses, with a challenging back half of the schedule looming, the Browns will need to hit the ground running.

NFL.com -- Rank: 19

The Browns open with Ravens Week, a significant challenge for a defense trying to find its footing after a training camp dotted with injuries to key contributors. Cleveland traded for safety Ronnie Harrison following Grant Delpit's season-ending Achilles injury and added former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith to bolster the linebackers room while Mack Wilson recovers from a hyperextended knee. Lamar Jackson presents a potentially unforgiving litmus test for the Kevin Stefanski era.

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