Cleveland Browns: Looking at the defensive end rotation
By Randy Gurzi
The Cleveland Browns only made minor tweaks at defensive which means they were satisfied with their starters. How will the rotation look in 2018?
This offseason there were a lot of changes to the Cleveland Browns roster. One area that they seemed to be content with was at defensive end.
This was despite them having a shot to make a big splash in the 2018 NFL Draft.
After using the No. 1 overall pick on Myles Garrett out of Texas A&M in 2017, many fans and draft gurus alike wanted to see the Browns add another dominant edge rusher.
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Armed with the No. 1 and No. 4 pick in 2018, they had the ammunition to do that and still get themselves the franchise quarterback that has eluded them for years. They chose Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield first, potentially landing that very signal caller.
At No. 4, the scenario most were hoping for was there for the taking. North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb was available. The consensus No. 1 defender could be paired with Garrett, but the Browns elected not to go that route.
Obviously feeling comfortable with the options they had, Cleveland chose a cornerback in Denzel Ward out of Ohio State. Now we will dig a littler deeper into their defensive ends and see what made them feel comfortable enough to take the route they did.