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Grading new NFL head-coaching hires: Experts predict how each will fare

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Ryan: Stefanski is a fantastic hire for the Browns (1:58)

Matt Hasselbeck, Rex Ryan, Tedy Bruschi and Sean Payton react to the news that the Browns are planning to hire Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach. (1:58)

Five NFL teams have agreed to terms to hire new coaches in the 2020 head-coaching carousel, with the Washington Redskins adding Ron Rivera, Dallas Cowboys choosing Mike McCarthy, Carolina Panthers poaching Matt Rhule from the collegiate ranks, New York Giants adding Joe Judge and Cleveland Browns going with Kevin Stefanski.

We asked ESPN national NFL writers Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler to discuss the hires and give their grades for each team:

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Cleveland Browns to hire Kevin Stefanski

Stefanski's background: 14 seasons (2006-19) on the staff of the Minnesota Vikings, taking over as offensive coordinator in the middle of the 2018 season

Graziano: I guess this was the Browns' guy all along. They came close to hiring him last year, before they went with Freddie Kitchens, and the way things went this season made them wish they had. Stefanski is ultra-prepared, smart and organized. He has coached every position on the offense, showed adaptability to coach in different offensive systems and appears to be ready for this opportunity. The Browns see him as forward-thinking and open-minded on analytics, which I think we can all agree feels like a departure from his predecessor, no?