Cleveland Browns: 3 Weakest positions heading into 2018

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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 10: Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi #65 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after a play during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

1. Defensive tackle

The defensive tackles for the Cleveland Browns don’t inspire a lot of confidence. After trading away Danny Shelton for pretty much nothing, they were left with Larry Ogunjobi, Jamie Meder, Trevon Coley, and Caleb Brantley.

Of that group, Ogunjobi and Brantley seemed to have the most upside. Entering the season, Brantley is now gone. So too is Meder as both players were cut as the team made their move down to 53 men.

They did add Carl Davis from the Baltimore Ravens and he has plenty about him to like. However, he doesn’t know the system yet and will have to catch up on the fly — because they’re going to need him.

Cleveland is only four deep at this spot and will need them all to play. Davis isn’t the only backup with no experience playing for the Browns as he’s joined by Devaroe Lawrence, a player added via trade from the New Orleans Saints as roster cuts were happening.

Going against a team as potent as the Pittsburgh Steelers, that’s a scary prospect — whether or not they have Le’Veon Bell at running back.

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While the Browns have done a tremendous job reshaping this roster, there’s still some work to be done. And of all the areas needing work still, defensive tackle seems to be the most concerning.