Seattle Seahawks – Linebacker K.J. Wright
The Cleveland Browns have plenty of young talent on defense. However, the 2018 unit ranked among the worst in the league in total defense, allowing 393.0 yards per game. Despite the talent, the Browns need to continue to build the talent on the defense.
One approach the Browns front office can take this off-season is to surround their young talent on defense with an established veteran. If they want to add a good veteran, then linebacker K.J. Wright could be the perfect fit.
Wright has been one of the most underrated players in the NFL the past several seasons. In 2018, the 29-year-old missed extended time because of a knee injury and only played in five games. He made 23 total tackles and two tackles for loss. The year prior, Wright made 108 total tackles, five tackles for loss, one interception, and six passes defended.
Although Wright’s career is starting to wind down, he has shown that he still has something left in the tank. He has been one of the best 4-3 outside linebackers in the NFL and he fits what the Browns will be doing in Wilks’ defense.
Wilks likes to play an aggressive, zone defense. Wright has thrived playing downhill to stop the run, but has the agility to drop into zone coverage and make plays against the pass. If the Browns move on from Jamie Collins, then Wright should be one of their biggest targets in free agency.