DE Olivier Vernon - Cleveland Browns

6-2, 261Born: 10-7-1990College: Miami (FL)Drafted: Round 3, pick 72 (2012)

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Summary

When the Browns acquired Olivier Vernon from the Giants last offseason, they believed he would be an excellent bookend to Myles Garrett. Like just about everything else in Cleveland last year, it did not work out as planned. Vernon battled a sore hamstring during the camp and the effects lingered into the regular season. Once he finally got on track, Vernon had a strong five-game stretch that included three sacks, before suffering a knee sprain in week nine. He was not placed on IR but the sore knee basically ended his season. When healthy Vernon is a dependable run defender who will contribute strongly to the pass rush. His only season with double-digit sacks was 2013 but Vernon averaged better than seven and a half between 2013 and 2018 If he can stay healthy, the 29-year-old may finally prove to be an excellent complement to Garrett. For IDP managers looking for quality depth with DL2 upside, he could provide a solid late-round addition. (May 12)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 42, 44, 44
DE Dynasty - 47, 44, 52

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2017 NYG 12.0 23.0 15.0 7 2.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
2018 NYG 11.0 23.0 7.0 7 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 CLE 16.0 20.0 6.0 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2020 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 22.0 * * * * * * *
2020 PROJ-Norton 16.0 39.0 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Browns | Olivier Vernon may start in 2020 (Sat May 23, 08:13 PM) - Cleveland Browns DE Olivier Vernon appears to be the leading candidate for the starting defensive end job opposite DE Myles Garrett.

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2020 Schedule

1@ Baltimore Ravens
2vs Cincinnati Bengals
3vs Washington Redskins
4@ Dallas Cowboys
5vs Indianapolis Colts
6@ Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Cincinnati Bengals
8vs Las Vegas Raiders
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Houston Texans
11vs Philadelphia Eagles
12@ Jacksonville Jaguars
13@ Tennessee Titans
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15@ New York Giants
16@ New York Jets
17vs Pittsburgh Steelers