Cleveland Browns: 3 players to watch in the Senior Bowl
Another Ohio State player makes the list with the inclusion of Adolphus Washington. He was most recently in the news for being suspended for the Fiesta Bowl for trying to solicit an undercover cop. This certainly is not good, but he should be able to move past this.
But unfortunate arrest aside, Washington is a top defensive line prospect and one who could help shore up a terrible run defense in Cleveland.
His arrest does draw some character questions, but meeting with Jackson could help dispel any worries, if he has indeed put that crime behind him.
He recorded four sacks in 11 games with the Buckeyes this season, and had 49 total tackles. He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, making him a top candidate to help Danny Shelton and the rest of the Browns defensive front.
Shelton’s struggles may cause the Browns to take a deeper look into any lineman they want to draft, and make sure that the player has the skills needed to be successful. But that is much easier said than done.
Washington would not go second overall, but he could be an option with the 32nd pick.
The Browns would have to do some character research, which could be the difference between another bust and a player who can help turn the franchise around.
If he plays well today, he can prove to Browns management and fans that he is someone who could continue to play football in the state of Ohio and help the Browns.