Cleveland Browns: Landing Oliver in 2019 could complete the defensive line

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29: Bryant Shirreffs
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29: Bryant Shirreffs /

Even if it’s way too early, it’s never too early to start talking about possible improvements for 2019. Dawg Pound Daily’s own Randy Gurzi has mocked yet another freak athlete to Cleveland, creating an embarrassment of riches on the front line of defense.

Randy Gurzi of both Dawg Pound Daily and NFL SpinZone has been feverishly slaving away on his 2019 mock draft. As training camp starts up, he has decided to slot Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver to the Cleveland Browns with the No. 3 selection.

To those of you who have not yet heard the name Ed Oliver, you’ll get to know him very well this fall. A freakish talent from the University of Houston, Oliver has already declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. Such ammunition on the defensive line could make for quarterback nightmares all across the league.

The only real problem with this pick is that it’s a bit unrealistic. Hopes are high in Cleveland and with training camp now underway, it’s easy to see just why hope is springing eternal in the Dawg Pound. And yet, Oliver is still projected to be a top-three pick, maybe even No. 1 overall.

For the Browns to move up that far, they might have to sell off at least one of their premier talents. It might be worth it, depending on just what they give up. Oliver is basically already an NFL-level talent, and he would complete perhaps the best defensive line in the entire league.

Being considered the best in the NFL at anything is a huge accomplishment. As a group, this is an even more impressive feat. In a division like the AFC North, the Browns need all the hard-nosed defensive help they can get, and having the best defensive line in football certainly counts for something.

A healthy group of Myles Garrett, Emmanuel Ogbah, Larry Ogunjobi, and Ed Oliver could terrorize the NFL for years to come. It could be a hefty price to pay, but if the Browns brass deems it worth it, they could be willing to give up a lot for Houston’s freakish athlete.

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Everyone has a price, and maybe Ed Oliver could be 2019’s catalyst to major playoff moves in Cleveland.