Free agents from AFC South Cleveland Browns should consider targeting
Indianapolis Colts – Cornerback Pierre Desir
One of the priorities for John Dorsey last off-season was to build a strong cornerback group to slow down opposing passing attacks. He made plenty of defensive back additions, but the improvement against the pass was only marginal.
With the potential departure of E.J. Gaines and the Browns still needing to be better against the pass, adding another cornerback or two this off-season seems like a reasonable assumption. One of the more intriguing names on the free agent market is Pierre Desir.
Desir had a career year in 2018 playing for the Indianapolis Colts. The 28-year-old played in every game last year, starting 12. He made 79 total tackles, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one interception, and eight passes defended.
Desir thrived in Matt Eberflus’ heavy-zone coverage scheme and was able to make several plays on passes. With the Browns transitioning to playing more zone coverage under defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, it would make sense to add a player who played better when playing more zone coverage.
Drafted by the Browns in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Desir has certainly improved since his time in Cleveland. If the Colts let Desir test the free agent market, the Browns should consider bringing Desir back to Northeast Ohio.