Cleveland Browns have options with No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft
The Cleveland Browns once-proud defense has crumbled to the ground since 2013. With one of the worst defenses in the NFL last season, the Browns desperately need help in their secondary.
Losing Tashaun Gipson at safety certainly hurt the Browns as Donte Whitner deteriorates and Joe Haden continues to be plagued by injury. So Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey, who is considered to be the most athletic player in the draft and perhaps the best overall prospect, can undoubtedly step in immediately and bolster this rotting defense.
Ramsey is extremely versatile as he can play cornerback or safety. Experience at both positions in college helps, and with Gipson leaving via free agency, Ramsey can fill that void quickly.
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The other option defensively is UCLA’s Myles Jack. The outside linebacker is a phenomenal prospect and, similar to Ramsey, is a versatile athlete.
Jack was the Pac-12 Defensive Rookie of the Year and the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 while playing running back and outside linebacker. Jack clearly established himself though as the best linebacker in this draft class and for good reason.
Incredible quickness and technique matched by his athleticism and size, Jack can instantly become a playmaker for any team.
Paul Kruger is the only established outside linebacker the team has and is coming off of a down year in 2015.
The Browns were as horrendous on defense as they were on offense the past two years, but it can be argued they were even worse defensively. Both Jack and Ramsey can be instant upgrades and be cornerstone pieces to build on moving forward.