Captain Munnerlyn, CB
With the No. 4 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Browns selected cornerback Denzel Ward out of Ohio State. That was a bit controversial at the time with Bradley Chubb still on the board but Cleveland turned out just fine as Ward handled the No. 1 receiver for opponents and ended up in the Pro Bowl for his work.
Across from him for most of the season was T.J. Carrie although Terrance Mitchell also played a lot when he was healthy. Both are in line to return and compete for a starting spot but there’s expected to be even more competition once the Browns make their picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Should they not want to feel pressure to use their top pick on a starting caliber corner, Dorsey could go back to the free agency market and add someone with some experience. One possibility is Captain Munnerlyn, a 31-year-old corner who knows the Cleveland defense very well.
Munnerlyn spent 2009 through 2013 with the Carolina Panthers he then returned in 2017 for the past two seasons. For the final two years of his first stint, and the first of his second, Munnerlyn worked with Steve Wilks as either his position coach or defensive coordinator. Wilks is now with Cleveland as the defensive coordinator and could use someone who understands his defense to make sure the secondary is all on the same page.
A former seventh-round pick, Munnerlyn has carved out a nice career for himself and shines as a slot corner. He may not be used much on the outside but can do it if needed. He would also likely be affordable considering how late it is in the free agency game.