Jamar Summers, Cornerback
One position that has not received much attention from the Browns front office this off-season is cornerback. After adding four players to the cornerback room last off-season, Cleveland seems to be content with their current group.
However, during the middle of 2018, the pass defense struggled after several Browns cornerbacks went down with injuries. And as things currently stand, Cleveland’s depth at cornerback is severely lacking.
After losing E.J. Gaines in free agency and releasing Howard Wilson, the Browns need to look at adding more talent to the secondary. If they want a young player who could provide some upside, the Browns should look at Jamar Summers.
The 23-year-old made 21 total tackles, one forced fumble, three interceptions, and six passes defensed in seven AAF games. Summers was targeted 33 times but allowed only 14 receptions. Summers showed a knack for finding and making plays when the ball was thrown his way. He also has some versatility after playing both cornerback and safety in college.
Browns defensive coordinator Steve Wilks has coached the secondary for most of his career and should be able to get the best out of the defensive backs on the Browns roster. If the Browns make the decision to sign Summers, Wilks could potentially develop Summers into a solid cover corner who can make plays on the ball.
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