Making cases for Cleveland Browns being trade deadline buyers or sellers
The Cleveland Browns have been pretty clearly attempting to take advantage of a window with the amount of talent they have gathered in a short time. So even though they are reeling after a third-straight loss and sit at 2-5, John Dorsey could decide to continue to go all-in at the trade deadline.
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If Dorsey wants to go all-in, the one move that would make sense is to go after Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams. It has already been well-reported Dorsey wants Williams and has been contacting Washington for the past several weeks, despite always being told no. But 24 hours before the trade deadline, Washington said they would field offers for Williams and potentially move him.
The offensive line is the clear weakness on the field for the Browns, other than Freddie Kitchens’ game-management. The Browns have already made one move at left tackle, benching Greg Robinson for Justin McCray, who as expected did not have the best game against the Patriots. So another would not be surprising.
Even though the Browns are not a left tackle away from turning the season around, adding Williams would certainly help the passing offense by limiting the pressure on Baker Mayfield. If the Browns do decide to buy at the deadline, the offensive line would be the focus. If they cannot pry away Williams, they could also pursue Nate Solder and Halapoulivaati Vaitai.