1. Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs
One player that makes more sense than any others with the Browns in 2019 is Kansas City Chiefs edge rusher Dee Ford. Selected at No. 23 in the same draft as the aforementioned Jadeveon Clowney, Ford was taken by general manager John Dorsey — who is now with the Browns. Ford was another SEC star out of Auburn and has become a reliable edge rusher.
2018 was his best season to date as he registered 13 sacks for the Chiefs, which was his second season with at least 10 in that department. And now, he could be ready to cash in on that production and Matt Goul of Cleveland.com expects the Browns to be all-in on the former John Dorsey draft pick.
"“A first-round pick in 2014, Ford played just six games in 2017 because of injury. He returned to form this year with 13 sacks. It is the second time in three years Ford registered double digits in that department. If he makes it to the market, expect Browns GM John Dorsey to pursue him. Dorsey made him the Chiefs’ top pick in the 2014 draft” — Matt Goul, Cleveland.com"
According to OverTheCap.com, the Chiefs have just $26 million in cap space, which makes it highly unlikely they use the franchise tag. That opens the door for Dorsey, and the $79 million of estimated space for the Browns, to make a move on Ford.
Pairing him with Garrett could give the Browns one of the most explosive fronts in the game and having a player like Ogbah as a rotational piece would give them the kind of depth they have only dreamt of in the past.
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