Post Free Agency: What the Cleveland Browns Still Need
Aside from Denzel Ward, the Browns need better play from their corners. Maybe not a major need but one that needs to be looked at.
Last year, health is what kept Terrance Mitchell off the field for half the season and T.J. Carrie has been solid but it doesn’t mean the team won’t upgrade. Briean Boddy-Calhoun is in Houston now and E.J. Gaines is back in Buffalo.
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They’ve got their star, shut-down corner in Ward but the team needs to get better depth. Players like Iman Marshall, Justin Layne or Kris Boyd would be good picks, and they wouldn’t need to use a premium pick to do so.
Linebacker wasn’t a huge need at the beginning of the offseason, but following the release of Jamie Collins, it’s now among the most needed.
Joe Schobert has emerged as one of the games best inside linebackers and Genard Avery was a welcomed addition following the injury to Christian Kirksey. And with Jon Dorsey flipping most of the previous regimes players, Christian Kirksey could be on his way out next.
While the team might not need a starter (yet) there are still some valuable linebackers in this year’s draft that will fall on day three to Cleveland. Players like Blake Cashman, Dakota Allen, Gary Johnson or T.J. Edwards are all solid options that would add to this team’s depth and could eventually become solid starters.