Madden 19: Cleveland Browns Player Ratings, Roster, Depth Chart & Playbooks


The Cleveland Browns were once a successful franchise. They won four AAFC championships in the 1940's and four NFL championships in the 1950's. They won four NFL Eastern Conference titles in the 1960's too. In recent years though, the Cleveland Browns have become a joke among NFL fans and analysts. Their last division title was in 1989. Between 1995 & 1999 they didn't even exist as Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore. Since returning the Browns have made the playoffs just once, in 2002. They have been at the bottom of the AFC North every year since 2011 and have claimed just one win in the last two seasons. They come into 2018 as the epitome of failure in the NFL, but with that failure has come high draft picks and some youthful promise. The roster is full of young and hungry players keen to turn the franchise around. Can you bring success back to Cleveland?

*All stats correct at time of writing

Team Rating

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The Cleveland Browns have a solid 80 overall as a team in Madden 19. This is a huge improvement over previous years and puts them ahead of 11 teams. As individual units the Browns impress too. Their offense gets an 83 rating, ranking it 14th in Madden 19. Defensively they also have an 83 rating which is good for 12th. It is only a lack of depth that keeps the Browns so low in the overall, meaning if you want to play a one-off game then they are a sneakily good team to choose.

Myles Garrett, Defensive End (OVR 93)

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Age: 22

Development Trait: Superstar

Contract: 3 years/$23.13 million

2018 Cap Hit: $7.41 million

Best Stats: Strength (96), Power Moves (92), Play Recognition (90), Acceleration (90), Block Shedding (87), Finesse Moves (86)

Myles Garrett was the #1 overall pick for the Cleveland Browns in 2017. He was a dominant force at Texas A&M, racking up 31 sacks and 47 tackles for loss across three seasons in the SEC. Injury slowed his rookie campaign, but in 11 games Garrett picked up an impressive 7 sacks, 18 QB hits, and 9 tackles for loss. He comes into 2018 as a good pass rusher with the potential to be a great one for years to come. He will be a cornerstone for the Browns defense over the next decade if all goes well.

Denzel Ward, Cornerback (OVR 87)

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Age: 21

Development Trait: Superstar

Contract: 4 years/$29.15 million

2018 Cap Hit: $7.08 million

Best Stats: Speed (95), Agility (95), Acceleration (95), Jumping (92), Press (89), Man Coverage (88), Zone Coverage (84), Play Recognition (81)

The Browns took Denzel Ward fourth overall in 2018 after a stellar college career at Ohio State. Ward was a true lockdown cornerback in college and consistently forced quarterbacks to throw away from his side of the field. He deflected 24 passes in his last two years with the Buckeyes and picked off two passes. At the Combine, Ward provided the measurements to go along with his impressive play, clocking a 4.32-second 40-yard dash and hitting 11 feet 4 inches on the broad jump.

Jarvis Landry, Wide Receiver (OVR 85)

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Age: 25 

Development Trait: Quick

Contract: 5 years/$67.9 million

2018 Cap Hit: $12.8 million

Best Stats: Spectacular Catch (92), Agility (92), Acceleration (91), Catching (91), Catch In Traffic (88), Jumping (88), Short Route (87)

Jarvis Landry came into the NFL as a second-round pick for the Miami Dolphins in 2014. He immediately became a key piece of the Dolphins offense, making 84 catches as a rookie and flashing serious talent as a route runner. In his second season he caught 110 passes for 1,157 yards and established himself as one of the best underneath receivers around. Landry was a safety blanket and first-down machine for the Dolphins, and when his contract expired after the 2017 season the Browns threw a huge contract at him to entice him to Cleveland.

Baker Mayfield, Quarterback (OVR 83)

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Age: 23

Development Trait: Star

Contract: 4 years/$32.67 million

2018 Cap Hit: $7.94 million

Best Stats: Throw Power (95), Throw Under Pressure (89), Play Action (88), Throw On Run (88), Short Accuracy (88), Acceleration (86), Break Sack (85), Agility (84), Deep Accuracy (83), Speed (82)

The Cleveland Browns made Baker Mayfield the #1 overall pick in the 2018 draft after his remarkable college career at Oklahoma. In three years as the starter, Mayfield completed 70 percent of his passes for 12,292 yards, 119 touchdowns and just 21 interceptions. Mayfield's status as the #1 pick was no sure thing due to his lack of ideal size and not playing against the NCAA's best defenses. However, he was an incredible playmaker who paired athleticism with a terrific arm talent and the Browns are unlikely to regret their choice.

Full Roster & Depth Chart

QB
OVR
Speed
Throw Power
Short Accuracy
Medium Accuracy
Deep Accuracy
Throw Under Pressure
Play Action
Baker Mayfield
83
82
95
88
82
83
89
88
Tyrod Taylor
77
88
92
83
78
77
78
77
Drew Stanton
69
76
89
79
75
72
78
68
HB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Elusiveness
Carrying
Juke Move
Catching
Nick Chubb
84
90
83
76
90
85
62
Duke Johnson Jr
82
90
94
85
82
91
74
Dontrell Hilliard
68
92
88
70
83
79
63
WR
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Catch In Traffic
Spectacular Catch
Release
Jumping
Jarvis Landry
85
89
92
91
87
85
81
88
92
85
88
Antonio Callaway
75
92
88
79
76
78
82
77
83
70
82
Breshad Perriman
74
95
86
81
70
72
76
74
86
76
87
Rashard Higgins
73
86
86
83
79
79
79
80
80
70
84
Ricardo Louis
71
91
89
81
72
73
75
78
82
63
89
Rod Streater
70
88
85
83
73
74
69
81
78
74
90
Damion Ratley
70
93
86
81
73
72
74
79
82
65
90
Derrick Willies
65
86
91
80
67
71
69
76
81
62
94
TE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Run Block
David Njoku
82
85
78
77
77
75
72
63
Darren Fells
76
73
80
82
71
67
63
58
Seth DeValve
76
83
86
80
73
70
65
60
Pharaoh Brown
69
78
77
73
61
56
51
69
Orson Charles
68
79
77
73
56
52
46
54
Charley Hughlett
61
71
77
57
38
33
28
69
OL
OVR
Speed
Strength
Pass Block
Run Block
Lead Block
Impact Block
Kevin Zeitler
89
60
91
92
79
88
88
Joel Bitonio
88
73
86
91
81
80
85
JC Tretter
81
68
89
83
80
79
81
Greg Robinson
74
75
94
75
72
80
78
Chris Hubbard
74
70
83
79
74
71
82
Austin Corbett
73
67
82
77
79
84
84
Desmond Harrison
71
76
85
73
75
74
78
Earl Watford
69
69
85
71
71
84
83
Kyle Kalis
64
55
88
70
70
77
76
DE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Myles Garrett
93
84
83
92
86
87
Emmanuel Ogbah
80
85
80
79
69
76
Anthony Zettel
79
79
78
72
81
82
Chris Smith
73
82
73
77
61
68
Chad Thomas
70
81
73
68
75
79
DT
OVR
Speed
Strength
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Impact Block
Larry Ogunjobi
81
75
88
85
71
84
85
Carl Davis
76
70
88
76
54
76
78
Trevon Coley
73
73
85
75
67
74
86
Brian Price
67
67
75
78
69
67
81
OLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Genard Avery
77
86
85
79
81
71
80
58
56
Christian Kirksey
77
86
86
82
76
83
84
53
62
Jamie Collins Sr
76
85
86
78
85
84
81
62
69
Tanner Vallejo
69
84
80
83
87
62
75
54
65
D'Juan Hines
62
84
85
80
75
48
76
52
58
MLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Joe Schobert
80
83
80
80
79
87
86
70
78
Ray-Ray Armstrong
68
82
81
81
81
76
80
51
59
Xavier Woodson-Luster
65
84
84
77
72
61
81
54
60
CB
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Press
Denzel Ward
87
95
95
95
88
84
89
Terrance Mitchell
79
89
92
95
78
72
83
TJ Carrie
77
90
90
90
76
79
81
EJ Gaines
76
89
90
88
77
79
79
Phillip Gaines
73
93
93
93
74
71
72
Howard Wilson
69
87
91
93
70
77
70
Juston Burris
69
88
90
88
74
68
76
Tavierre Thomas
62
93
91
80
68
70
67
FS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Damarious Randall
85
90
91
91
82
80
85
Briean Boddy-Calhoun
78
90
89
87
75
77
79
SS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Tackle
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Jabrill Peppers
85
90
93
78
84
80
79
Derrick Kindred
74
87
88
74
72
63
67
Jermaine Whitehead
68
89
89
53
68
67
71
ST
OVR
Kick Power
Kick Accuracy
Britton Colquitt (P)
78
89
88
Greg Joseph (K)
74
92
81

The Cleveland Browns roster is stacked with young players. It all starts with Baker Mayfield (95 throw power, 88 short accuracy) at quarterback, but around him there is plenty to like too. At wide receiver you have the precise play of Jarvis Landry (92 spectacular catch, 92 agility) and the raw explosiveness of Antonio Callaway (92 speed, 82 deep route). Rookie running back Nick Chubb (90 speed, 90 carrying) is more than capable of creating yards on the ground and being part of the passing game while tight end David Njoku (90 acceleration, 84 spectacular catch) provides a threat inside. Up front the Browns are strong too, thanks to their guards Kevin Zeitler (92 pass block, 91 strength) and Joel Bitonio (91 pass block, 86 strength).

Defensively the Browns are strong too. Myles Garrett (96 strength, 92 power moves) leads the charge up front while Emmanuel Ogbah (81 tackle, 79 power moves) and Larry Ogunjobi (88 strength, 85 power moves) provide support. At linebacker the Browns have depth, with Joe Schobert (87 play recognition,83 speed) and Christian Kirksey (84 pursuit, 83 play recognition) leading the way while Jamie Collins (89 acceleration, 85 hit power) and Genard Avery (89 acceleration, 84 strength) can hold their own in rotation too.

In the secondary Denzel Ward (95 speed, 88 man coverage) is the star at cornerback while Terrance Mitchell (95 agility, 83 press) and EJ Gaines (90 acceleration, 79 zone coverage) can be solid in coverage. There are also options at safety where Demetrious Randall (91 agility, 85 zone coverage), Jabrill Peppers (93 acceleration, 88 hit power) and Briean Boddy-Calhoun (90 speed, 79 zone coverage) can all make plays.

Cleveland Browns Playbook - Offense

I Form Pro

I Form Slot

I Form Tight

I Form Twin TE

Strong I Pro

Weak I Wing

Singleback Ace

Singleback Ace Pair

Singleback Bunch

Singleback Deuce

Singleback Deuce Close

Singleback Dice Slot

Singleback Wing Pair

Singleback Wing Slot

Singleback Wing Stack

Singleback Wing Tight

Pistol Open Slot

Pistol Strong Slot

Pistol Wing Slot

Shotgun Ace Offset

Shotgun Bunch

Shotgun Doubles

Shotgun Doubles Offset Wk

Shotgun Doubles Y-Flex

Shotgun Empty Trey Flex

Shotgun Empty Y-Flex

Shotgun Monster

Shotgun Monster Stack

Shotgun Snugs Flip

Shotgun Split Flex

Shotgun Trey Open

Shotgun Trips TE

Shotgun Wing Tight

Shotgun Y Off Trips

Shotgun Y Trips Wk

The Cleveland Browns offensive playbook is fairly well balanced. It has a good number of I formation sets but also three Pistol looks and plenty of shotgun. It also has some trickery potential thanks to the Shotgun Monster and Shotgun Monster Stack formations which spread the offensive tackles out and will cause some confusion for your opponent. The Shotgun Trips TE formation includes the money play PA Shot Post while Y Off Trips creates some angles you can play with both for running and passing.

Cleveland Browns Playbook - Defense

4-3 Normal

4-3 Over

4-3 Over Plus

4-3 Under

4-3 Wide 9

4-4 Split

Nickel Normal

Nickel Double A Gap

Nickel 3-3-5 Wide

Big Nickel Over G

Dime Normal

Quarter Normal

Quarter 3 Deep

Dollar 3-2-6

Goal Line Defense 5-3-3

Goal Line Defense 5-4-2

The Cleveland Browns defensive playbook is a pretty standard 4-3 one, but there are some nice wrinkles. You get the 4-4 Split formation which is very good for bringing pressure and disguising coverage. You also have a 3-3-5 nickel formation which is rare for 4-3 defenses. This lets you get some of the talented defensive backs on the field and mud up the coverages over the middle of the field.

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