Who should the Cleveland Browns target in the first round?
Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa holds the College Football Playoff trophy after the game against Oregon Ducks in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Joey Bosa, DL, Ohio State University
Getting Bosa would likely require the Browns having the number one overall pick, as that is where most mocks project him going. For a defensive line that drastically underperformed this season, Bosa would provide more talent to go next to Danny Shelton who will have a year under his belt.
While he has not had the greatest statistical season by his standards, his 6-6, 275lb frame would provide a dominating presence on the outside of the Browns line. Even if he should not end up starting, Bosa would give even greater depth to an already stacked D-Line.
With a defense that could finish dead last in rush defense for the second straight year, the defense is arguably the biggest need for this team and will likely end up seeing them go with a d-lineman in the first round for the second straight year.