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During the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns were without a first round pick since the 2008 NFL Draft. However, the Browns were able to add one of the league's best playmakers, Odell Beckham Jr., by trading their first round selection.
Since it was the rare offseason without a first round selection, there was not much excitement about the Browns draft class. Cleveland's 2019 class had mixed reviews, with the Browns receiving credit for the selections of Greedy Williams and Mack due to the spots they were selected.
However, the Browns rookie class did not spend too much of the season on the field. Greedy Williams was the only rookie who won a starting job out of training camp, but others became starters throughout the season.
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Today's featured article grades the Browns rookie class after their first season in the NFL and what the Browns will need during this upcoming offseason.
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The Browns landed a first-round talent in the second round when they snagged Williams, whose biggest knock ahead of the draft was his seeming apprehension toward tackling. That wasn't much of an issue as a rookie (one missed tackle in coverage in 2019, per Pro Football Focus), though his hamstring was, causing him to miss four games.
The Cleveland Browns rookies had their ups-and-downs, especially Williams and Mack Wilson. With more consistent playing time and playing in a scheme that better suit their abilities, they could see growth during their sophomore seasons. However, the 2019 class may not produce a big-time player for the Browns.
Christian Kirksey had another frustrating season in 2019 after missing most of the season due to an injury. Justice Sunderland takes a look at what the Browns should do with Kirksey this offseason, as he has a high cap hit but not much production over the past couple seasons.
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Kevin Stefanski made history when he hired Callie Brownson to be the first female coach in franchise history. It is clear Stefanski is confident in her abilities and she will be key in making sure Stefanski remains on task during his rookie season as a head coach.
The Cleveland Browns made the long-expected move of hiring Joe Woods as their defensive coordinator after Woods coached the 49ers in the Super Bowl. Randy Gurzi looks at three players with connections to Woods for the Browns to add this offseason.