Hey, Mary Kay: What are your first impressions of the Browns after the first few days of training camp? — Ben Jones, Macon, Ga.
Hey, Ben: The Browns look bigger, faster and stronger than in previous years. The defensive front looks good, with players such as Myles Garrett, Jamie Collins, Desmond Bryant and Jamie Collins making plays. The offensive line also looks solid with left guard Joel Bitonio back and the new additions. DeShone Kizer has made good strides and continues to narrow the gap on Cody Kessler. His exceptional arm talent will make him hard to keep on the bench for long.
But it’s too soon to say how good the QB play will be this season and much depends on that. The skill players still have to step it up and are dropping too many passes. Once they start making plays consistently, the offense will look better. The running game looks to be a strength.
Hey, Mary Kay: How are the three first-round picks doing in camp so far, Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku? — Scott B., Cleveland, Ohio
Hey, Scott: None of them are working with the starters yet, so it’s tough to get a good read on them Plus, there’s only been one day in pads so far. Garrett, working with the second team, is still somewhat limited because of his left lateral foot sprain, and will sometimes sit out most or all of a pass-rush drill. But he’s flashed explosiveness at times. Peppers is working with the second- and third-team defense and hasn’t made any eye-popping plays yet. He’s also returning kicks. Njoku has gotten off to the slowest start of the three, getting stripped of the ball twice on the second day and…
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