Cleveland Browns Hard Knocks, episode 1: 5 things we learned

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HBO’s Hard Knocks is back, this time giving us an inside look at Cleveland Browns training camp. What did we learn in the first episode?

Every year, Hard Knocks treats NFL fans to a pre-preseason look at whichever lucky team is selected. This season, the series is giving us a look at the Cleveland Browns.

After finishing 0-16 last season, Cleveland spent the offseason improving. Before the draft, the Browns made some big trades — acquiring the likes of Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and Damarious Randall. They then signed Carlos Hyde and Chris Hubbard in the offseason.

Draft night was where the spotlight really shined on the Browns, however. With the No. 1 and 4 picks overall, Cleveland had a chance to make a true splash. It did so by selecting quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first pick and cornerback Denzel Ward with the fourth pick.

Injecting this much new talent into Cleveland’s roster built up a lot of hype around the team. Naturally, that makes them an intriguing watch as they go through training camp.

In the first episode of Hard Knocks, we got a good look at some of the personalities inside the Browns organization. What did we learn?

BEREA, OH – JUNE 13: Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Carl Nassib (94) participates in drills during the Cleveland Browns Minicamp on June 13, 2018, at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Carl Nassib is trying to watch out for everyone’s money

“Who here knows what compound interest is?”

These are the really important questions, and Browns defensive lineman Carl Nassib is not afraid to ask them. Sharing a room with Myles Garrett and other teammates, Nassib was deadset on dropping some economic knowledge.

“You have a million dollars and after seven years of getting 10 percent on that money every single year, you’re gonna double it,” Nassib told the group. And the math adds up!

“So you double your money every seven years for 42 years, you get 64 times your original money,” Nassib said. Nassib just taught his teammates how to turn $1 million into $64 million … for free!

There are tons of financial advisors that want to get their hands on the money of NFL players. They may have a bit more expertise in the area than Nassib, but he is at least laying the groundwork for his teammates to perhaps do some learning on their own.

If they find compound interest as interesting as Nassib, everyone in that lockeroom is going to go from rich to super rich in, well, about 42 years.

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