Pro Football Focus wrote:
Leaving Destruction in His Wakehttps://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2 ... le-week-1/
For a moment, it looked like our top-rated 4-3 DE a season ago might start the season slowly when he missed a tackle on fifth offensive play of the game. Unfortunately for the Browns, that moment lasted just a single play as Cameron Wake stood up his blocker to force a cut on the very next play. From then on, whoever Cleveland put in front of him didn’t stand a chance. The end tallied four stops in the run along with 10 QB disruptions (three sacks, two hits, and five hurries) in 44 snaps rushing the passer, en route to a monster +7.8 grade on the day. Future opponents may want to consider chipping Wake, whose speed off the edge is nearly impossible for most tackles to deal with, as was certainly the case for the second-year Mitchell Schwartz, who is no slouch himself, having graded at +16.1 in 2012. If not, we’ll surely be seeing more plays like the one Wake made at 12:46 in the fourth quarter, when he exploded around the edge to hurry a throw, reaching the QB in 1.8 seconds, despite having to go around a TE lined up on the right side.