The Browns are set at defensive end with Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon as the starters. However, there’s some concern behind them. Chris Smith is a savvy veteran, even if he doesn’t fill up the stat sheet, but there’s not much depth beside him. 2018 third-round pick Chad Thomas is there but he has yet to get on the field much. General manager John Dorsey has sung his praises, but it may not be the worst idea to get someone else to push him — or just for more pass rush help off the bench.
Perhaps the best remaining player in this regard on Day 3 is Alabama’s Christian Miller. Overshadowed in Tuscaloosa by all the big names, Miller quietly had a breakout season in 2018 with 34 tackles, 11 for a loss and eight sacks. He’s long and athletic and could be a great addition as a rotational edge rusher.
He’s listed as a guard, but Michael Jordan also played center for the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Browns could use some help in this department after trading away Kevin Zeitler in the offseason. With him gone, Austin Corbett projects as the starting right guard and free agent pickup Eric Kush is in line to be the backup at both guard spots as well as center.
Jordan could help take some of the pressure off Kush in this role while giving them even more talent off the bench. It’s also not a stretch to think he can develop into a starter down the road should Cleveland ever need that from him.