Defensive end may not be the biggest need for the Cleveland Browns, but they could still make a splash this offseason by going after one of these five free agents
With 13.5 sacks in his second season, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett had himself quite the season. This came after he registered seven sacks in 11 games as a rookie. For his efforts in 2018, Garrett was also named to the Pro Bowl, the first of what should be many all-star honors for the former No. 1 pick.
Starting opposite him for 14 games was Emmanuel Ogbah, who was the 32nd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. While that slot normally means the player was a first-round pick, Ogbah was actually the first pick in the second-round thanks to the New England Patriots being stripped of their day one pick after the league investigated them for using a deflated football.
Ogbah has been a solid player for the Browns, even if he was unspectacular. He finished the season with 40 tackles and three sacks while also just posting a grade of 58.9 in his third season according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).
Behind Garrett and Ogbah, the Browns struggled with depth at the position with their best edge defender off the edge being rookie linebacker Genard Avery. Looking ahead to the 2019 offseason, the Browns could look to add to the end position and there are several free agent options that could come in and make a splash for them.
Here are the top five prospects that are scheduled for free agency that Cleveland should kick the tires on.