One NFL Free Agent At Each Position Group for the Browns
Nov 2, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham (55) applies pressure to Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during the second quarter at NRG Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Texans 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
OLB Brandon Graham
The Browns have an NFL Free Agent as a pass rusher in Jabaal Sheard. They could look to re-sign him but if they don’t try to, or if he gets a big payday based on his versatility, the Browns will move on. The team has invested big in Barkevious Mingo and Paul Kruger but still need more.
Brandon Graham hasn’t been a a great player for the Eagles but has talent. Figuring out the best position for him has been tough. A new location could be great for Graham. He only played 524 snaps last year, compared to Sheard who almost played 700. He ranks as the 3rd pass rusher according to PFF.
The Browns play a creative defense and will find room for Mingo, Kruger and Graham with Graham providing some great pass rush. Graham may be able to find a place with a bigger need for a pass rusher so again the Browns may have to overpay.
A great pass rusher, where the Browns can move Mingo and Kruger all over the place, will be great in the pass rush. Graham is also strong enough to help in the run defense as well.
Other options: Brooks Reed, Brian Orakpo, Pernell McPhee
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