When you've been living in the basement for a decade and finally hit rock bottom's rock bottom there's no place to go but up.
The Cleveland Browns find themselves at that lowest point after an 0-16 campaign.
The new brass spent the offseason overhauling every position, from quarterback to running back, from linebacker to defensive back. Outside of punter and kicker seemingly the entire roster was renovated.
Browns coach Hue Jackson, who survived the winless season, believes the talent has increased immensely.
"If you look across the locker room, every position group has been upgraded with more talent. It's everywhere," Jackson told Albert Breer of The MMQB. "That in itself, when you look from one guy to the next, they can see it, there's been more talent brought on to this football team. ... I've been in this for a while, so there are things you can tell. I'm not ever going to say our team is not good enough, or we're not this or not that. We'll know when we get to training camp. But I do know there's talent on this football team. And I think that's obvious. If you look around the roster, there's been some players who've been really good players on other teams."
Gone are quarterbacks DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan. Imported are Tyrod Taylor, No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and Drew Stanton. The trade for Jarvis Landry provides those new QBs with an intriguing receiver trio. Landry, Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman represent an ideal balance, who on paper could be one of the most dynamic groups in the NFL. Adding running backs Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb brings dynamic competition to the backfield. Perhaps the biggest hole on the roster remains replacing retired left tackle Joe Thomas.
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