The Cleveland Browns rookie DT, Jordan Elliott, is expected to make his first start of his NFL career this weekend versus the Indianapolis Colts.
DT Larry Ogunjobi suffered an injury in Week 4, that will keep him sidelined for this week’s game against the Colts.
Today, the Brown’s injury report officially ruled out Ogunjobi for Sunday.
Browns Friday Injury Report
DE Adrian Clayborn – Questionable
S Karl Joseph – Questionable
DT Larry Ogunjobi – Out
CB Greedy Williams – Out
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 9, 2020
Cleveland Browns head coach, Kevin Stefanski, announced during his Zoom press conference that the rook will be getting the start.
— Fred Greetham (@FredGreetham) October 9, 2020
In the win over the Cowboys, Jordan Elliott played 31 snaps (33% of defensive snaps) and assisted in one tackle.
The Browns will be going up against one of the best offensive lines in the league this week.
The Colts run attack, led by rookie Jonathan Taylor, will ultimately determine whether or not this offense can establish a rhythm.
It will be crucial for this Browns defense to win in the trenches as their backend is the weaker part of the defense.
Jordan Elliott will have a tall task ahead of him in his first start.
Cleveland Selected Jordan Elliott With The 88th Pick
With the 88th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected DT out of Missouri, Jordan Elliott,
The Browns front 4 is probably one of the strongest elements of this team.
It features one of the best pass rushers in the league, Myles Garrett, as well as Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson.
From the moment Elliott stepped foot into the Cleveland building, he made a strong impression amongst his coaches and teammates.
The Cleveland Browns tweeted out earlier in the week, highlighting their satisfaction with the rookie.
News & Notes: Rookie DT Jordan Elliott drawing praise for his work ethic, desire to be great
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 8, 2020
During his time at Missouri, Elliott was dominant inside the trenches.
In 2019, Elliott earned first All-American honors from Pro Football Focus.
Also in 2019, he earned honors on the All-SEC first team.
Moreover, the SEC conference is usually loaded with NFL talent as the conference features Alabama, LSU, Georgia and countless other great college football programs.
Elliott finished his career at Missouri with 68 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked kick, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.
The Browns have high hopes and aspirations for this young man as they plan on utilizing him in the interior of the defense for years to come.