To New York Jets for Darron Lee
The Browns have done a good job with filling their linebacker corps. Not only do they have Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey, but 2018 fifth-round pick Genard Avery is also a talented player who can have an impact going forward. They also added Adarius Taylor in the offseason in what could be their most underappreciated move this year.
Taylor was a starter — and captain — for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could be on the field a lot for the Browns. However, they may not be done adding talent. Nothing about what John Dorsey has done should make anyone on the team drafted by the previous regime feel safe. That means they could still be looking to overhaul more of the linebacker corps.
It wouldn’t be too shocking either considering the team has struggled at times to stop the run and tight ends carve up their linebackers. That was one of the reasons they looked at Taylor and it could lead to Dorsey kicking the tires on Darron Lee from the New York Jets.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Jets are one of the teams interested in Duke, and there were reports earlier in the offseason that Lee was on the trading block for the Jets.
The 24-year-old Lee would be a welcome sight in Cleveland after staring at Ohio State. He was a first-round pick and has started 36 of 40 games played in the NFL. During that span, he had 238 tackles, four sacks, and three interceptions — all of which came in 2018.
What makes Lee an interesting fit with the Browns is his ability to play in coverage. This is an area they need a massive upgrade and Lee could provide that for them.