Cleveland Browns will visit with Dre’Mont Jones from Ohio State
The Cleveland Browns added Sheldon Richardson but could look for more defensive tackle help in the draft. One possible addition is Dre’Mont Jones from Ohio State.
After being gashed for 135.2 yards per game on the ground, the Cleveland Browns have made a concerted effort to bolster their defensive line ahead of the 2019 season. So far, there will be two new starters along the four-man line and it’s possible that they could add even more depth — with the 2019 NFL Draft being their avenue for adding that depth.
So far, Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson have joined the team, although Vernon is there for his pass rushing prowess. As for Richardson, he’s a well-rounded player but his calling card has been run defense in recent seasons.
Richardson will line up next to Larry Ogunjobi, but things get worse behind them. That’s why it’s not surprising to see general manager John Dorsey kick the tires on Dre’Mont Jones out of Ohio State.
A lifelong Browns fan — as most prospects seem to be this year — Jones apparently has a visit scheduled with the Browns, among other teams.
While there could be starting opportunities on some of those other rosters, Jones would still be a great addition for the Browns. Not only would he join his hometown team, but Jones would find himself in the rotation early on in his career and could be in line for snaps on passing downs.
The 281-pound Jones shines as a pass rusher, evidenced by his 8.5 sacks as a senior. He fires off the snap and is an incredibly athletic option inside. Adding someone like him would all but solidify a revamped defensive front for the Browns.