​ Cleveland Browns: Three players who could be traded in the 2018 NFL Draft

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Linebacker, Jamie Collins, Sr.

Jamie Collins is not a great linebacker. While he’s certainly above average, the former second-round pick out of Southern Mississippi has done well for himself as a pro, but he is not worth the contract Cleveland signed him to in 2017.

The four-year, $50 million contract the team signed Collins to was based on his previous two seasons in New England’s defense. After a quiet rookie year, the linebacker had two really good years alongside linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Jerod Mayo.

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After the midseason trade from New England to Cleveland in, Collins played in 8 games in 2016, tallying 48 tackles in those games, as well as 21 in the first six games of the 2017 season before tearing his MCL and missing the remainder of the season. There are several options in the 2018 draft for the Browns to add, either in the first or second-round.

Dorsey doesn’t play around with players that don’t produce. It may not be fair to say Collins isn’t worth his contract, as he has a small sample size with the team, but the team is obviously not going to wait forever for him to produce.

The Browns could probably get a favorable amount in return for Collins, especially in draft picks. There are plenty of good options as far as linebackers in this years draft class. Dorsey could be looking to move on from the overpaid Collins and add someone a bit younger with more upside to the front seven.