Denzel Perryman, Linebacker
Drafted in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Denzel Perryman was finally having a season that justified his high selection. However, much like his previous seasons, an injury derailed his 2018 season.
Perryman made 51 total tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, one interception, and two passes defended in nine games last season. However, Perryman suffered a LCL injury in his left knee causing him to have surgery and miss the rest of the season.
In his four seasons in the NFL, Perryman has missed a total of 22 games out of a possible 64. With the amount of injuries he has suffered, he has never been able to stay on the field long enough to prove how good of a linebacker he actually is.
If the Browns decide to move on from Jamie Collins this off-season, then signing Perryman to a prove it deal would make sense. He is solid against both the run and pass, something the Browns desperately need from a linebacker not named Joe Schobert.
At 26-years-old, the Browns would have another solid linebacker for the future if Perryman would sign with them this off-season if he can prove he can stay healthy. The Browns were one of the worst defenses against the run and their linebackers struggled to defend tight ends. Perryman could check the boxes for exactly what the Browns need from their linebackers.