Cleveland Browns: 5 targets still on the board for Round 2
At safety, the Browns will enter 2019 with Damarious Randall and Morgan Burnett as the starters. This is a solid starting two and should help their defense improve upon what was an up and down campaign in 2018. Having said that, there’s nothing wrong with getting some insurance — especially considering Randall hasn’t signed an extension with the team and Burnett did struggle some with Pittsburgh last season after a successful career with the Green Bay Packers.
Heading into Friday night, there are some good options at the safety position for the Browns to kick the tires on. There are guys such as Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Nasir Adderley, and Juan Thornhill still on the board. However, the best potential fit could be Taylor Rapp out of Washington.
A former All-American, Rapp started for three seasons at Washington and became known as one of the top safety prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft class. He does have some areas to clean up which includes some problems with over-pursuit in the run game but he’s a violent hitter who could replace what Jabrill Peppers brought in this regard.
In his career with the Huskies, Rapp recorded 168 tackles with six sacks and seven career interceptions. He could be the missing piece to a secondary that felt as though they were close to becoming a real threat a season ago.