Cleveland Browns most improved position groups
No. 3: Cornerback
When John Dorsey came onboard, he targeted the secondary as an area of needed improvement. In year one, he added safety Damarious Randall and cornerbacks Denzel Ward, T.J. Carrie, and Terrance Mitchell. That saw the team flash at times, but there was still room for improvement — especially at corner.
Heading into 2019, things look much better. That’s due to the addition of LSU’s Greedy Williams, who was taken with the 46th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. That ended up being quite the surprise for Cleveland fans, as they had no expectation of landing someone as talented as Williams considering they were without a first-round pick.
Coming into the draft, Williams was expected to be a day one pick and some draft experts even had him as the No. 1 overall cornerback in the class. However, his lack of tackling ability and a low score on the Wonderlic ended up hurting his stock. Originally sitting at No. 49, the Browns started to make calls as Williams began to fall and eventually Dorsey landed a deal with the Indianapolis Colts to move up three spots for Williams’ services.
The Browns starting cornerbacks should be Ward and Williams — as the rookie is already getting first-team reps. With those two as starters and Mitchell and Carrie coming off the bench, the Cleveland cornerbacks suddenly look like a strength of the defense.