Cleveland Browns News: Analytics-friendly free agent targets

The Cleveland Browns are heading back to more of an analytical approach and with that in mind, our Daily Dawg Tags highlights an article about FAs who fit that mold

New head coach Kevin Stefanski and general manager Andrew Berry are both proponents of analytics in terms of team-building. That has had mixed reviews from Cleveland Browns fans as some felt burnt by the last analytic team — which had Berry in the office.

Regardless of your stance on the topic, this is the way Cleveland's current front office is trending. That means we all can sit back and enjoy the ride while knowing they're going to take a different approach than just a 'gut feeling'.

And with that being said, today's Daily Dawg Tags center around an article that looks at five possible additions to the team, using analytics.

That story and more can be found in today's Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns News

5 analytics friendly free agents Browns should target — Nick Dudukovich, Factory of Sadness

"Anthony Castonzo has been stellar for the Indianapolis Colts, and now at 32, he’ll be a coveted free agent despite his age. He hits the market as PFF’s 17th ranked free agent.

Castonzo enters free agency as Pro Football Focus’ top rated offensive tackle. For the Browns, the veteran could slide onto the left slide of the line next to Joel Bitonio, while giving Joel Bitonio time to make his reads."

Castonzo was just one of five names Dudukovich pointed out although the rest of the names seem as though they could be just as helpful to the Browns roster.

Will Browns GM Andrew Berry be aggressive in free agency and the draft? Hey, Mary Kay!  — Mary Kay Cabot,

"Berry stated unequivocally during his introductory press conference on Wednesday that he wants to be defined by his aggression. It was a bold statement, and I believe he’ll back it up with equally bold roster moves. If that means trading down from No. 10, he’ll do it."

This could be a great season to trade down. The Browns have several big needs and while a top-10 pick sounds nice, they could still find a starter a couple of picks later while potentially adding another good pick in the process. It's worth listening to offers.

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