The Cleveland Browns need plenty of help with their run defense. Missouri inside linebacker Kentrell Brothers could be an answer come draft night.
No matter how you look at it, the Cleveland Browns were horrendous on defense in 2015.
The Browns allowed the most points in a season since 1999, had trouble defending the pass and were even worse against the run, finishing 30th in yards allowed per game, 26th in yards per carry and tied for 25th in runs of 20-plus yards allowed.
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The team has made a return to defensive coordinator Ray Horton to help fix the problem, the Browns were 18th against the run when Horton last ran the defense in 2013, and by making some minor moves in free agency.
While the Browns have hopes for third-year linebacker Christian Kirksey, and signed linebackers Justin Tuggle and Demario Davis in free agency (both of whom are, if nothing else, younger than Karlos Dansby), the team still needs to do more at inside linebacker if they hope to finally fix their problems against the run.
With 10 picks in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, the Browns have the assets to spend on help at the inside linebacker position and possibly acquire a player that can truly make an impact.
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