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5 storylines we think will be covered in Hard Knocks, Episode 2

The Browns made their debut on Hard Knocks last week, an emotional roller coaster of an episode that showed where Cleveland's been and where it hopes to go.

Here's what we think will fill Tuesday night's second episode following a win over the Giants on Thursday in the preseason opener. 

Baker Mayfield's debut: The rookie quarterback shined in his NFL debut, passing for two touchdowns and showing plenty of poise in the pocket. Mayfield, the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft this spring, played significant minutes and made plays that back why Cleveland believes he’s its quarterback of the future. 

The Corey Coleman trade: Cleveland traded away third-year receiver Corey Coleman two Sundays ago to Buffalo in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round pick. The 15th-overall pick in 2016, Coleman could never quite live up to expectations with the Browns and missed significant time with injuries. He’ll face his former team Friday when the Browns host the Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium. 

Antonio Callaway situation: The rookie receiver had a dazzling second half in the win over the Giants, including a 54-yard touchdown catch and run from Mayfield in the fourth quarter. But first, “Hard Knocks” will likely cast a spotlight on how the Browns handled Callaway's citation for marijuana and a suspended license two weekends ago. In a meeting with news reporters before Thursday's game, general manager John Dorsey made clear the youngster understands Cleveland can't and won't tolerate any more off-field incidents. He and head coach Hue Jackson added they both met with Callaway to outline those expectations. 

*Myles Garrett: *Following a promising rookie campaign marred by a nagging ankle injury, Garrett enters Year 2 with the intentions of becoming a dominating player. The second-year defensive end and first-overall pick in 2017 racked up seven sacks in 11 games. Expect “Hard Knocks” to follow the hulking but soft-spoken defender around, giving viewers an inside look at what makes Garrett tick. 

Under-the-radar guys: As is the case in training camp every year, “Hard Knocks” will surely train a lense on lesser-known names trying to earn their spot on the 53-man roster. Keep an eye on receivers C.J. Board, Da'Mari Scott and Evan Berry (the younger brother of Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry), tight end Devon Cajuste, defensive tackle Jeremy Faulk (who’s currently repping with the second-team defense), and Hard Knocks Episode 1 star and fourth-string quarterback Brogan Roback.

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