ESPN Preseason Power Rankings: Browns #27

ESPN.com has issued their power rankings going into Week 1 of the 2006 NFL season and the Cleveland Browns sit at #27, down four spots from where they were picked in their offseason rankings. The whole center fiasco undoubtedly had something to do with the fall from #23. Here’s the short blurb that was written about the Browns going into the season.

If Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow Jr. can get healthy and stay that way, the Browns will actually have some weapons on offense.

The Browns finished with six wins last season and, Bentley injury aside, could still finish this upcoming season with a .500 record, in my opinion. At least for the early part of the season, the defense will be ahead of the offense and will need to carry them until Frye and the rest of the offense can gel with one another. As long as Frye stays healthy and the Browns build on their year of experience under Crennel last season, an 8-8 season is reasonable.

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