5. Defensive Tackle
The first position up in the ranking is the defensive tackle spot. It comes in at No. 5 because it’s something that the team may want to look at, but it’s also not pressing at all because of the fact that they have two legitimate starters on the line already.
Returning starter Larry Ogunjobi had a breakout campaign in his second season with the Browns in 2018. He was credited with 52 tackles but really made his mark as a pass rusher from the interior. On the season, Ogunjobi recorded 5.5 sacks — but it could have been more had he not had a couple of them nullified in their Week 2 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Next to him in 2019 will be Sheldon Richardson, who came over in free agency after spending last season with the Minnesota Vikings. Richardson is a run-stuffer tackle who will help shore up an area of weakness.
As good as those two can be together, there’s not a lot to get excited about behind them. John Dorsey will likely keep that in the back of his mind as he makes his decisions during the draft. It may not be something to address before day three — unless there’s a huge value pick to be had — but it’s still an area they need to add someone at.