The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Gerald McCoy reportedly being on John Dorsey’s radar.
Before the 2019 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey mentioned that the defensive line was the strength of the draft class.
But when it came for the Browns to make their selections on Friday and Saturday, they curiously did not select a defensive linemen. It raised some eyebrows considering adding depth to the defensive line has been one of the priorities for the Browns this offseason.
However, Dorsey may have had a purpose to not selecting a defensive line prospect. Instead, he may be trying to add a proven veteran to Cleveland’s defensive line.
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Today’s featured article explains why the Browns general manager is potentially eyeing Gerald McCoy and what a deal may consist of.
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"Dorsey’s interest in McCoy is believed to be ongoing, and the Buccaneers likely still have an appetite for getting value from him for the program new pilot Bruce Arians is building."
The idea of adding McCoy to the current group of Browns defensive linemen is something the Dawg Pound would dream of. If the Browns could make a deal with Duke Johnson being the centerpiece, it is a move the team should absolutely consider.
The Cleveland Browns made one of the more surprising selections of their draft in the fifth-round, selecting Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert. Martin McConnell believes the selection made sense and defends the pick.
"The Westgate’s SuperBook released odds for all 32 NFL teams to reach the postseason. The Browns are not favored to make the playoffs, according to ESPN. In fact, they were given -120 odds to miss the postseason for a 17th straight season."
There are a lot of expectations for the Browns entering the 2019 season, including potentially making the playoffs for the first time since 2002. So the Browns being favored to miss the playoffs by the Vegas sportsbook is quite surprising.
The Browns were able to get a potential steal in the fifth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft when they selected Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson. Mitch Zoloty thinks Wilson could have the same impact in his rookie season as last year’s fifth-round pick, Genard Avery.