Cleveland Browns: Five ideal 2020 NFL Draft prospects
With the 2020 NFL Draft fast approaching, let’s take a look at the five ideal draft prospects for the Cleveland Browns as they look to fill out the holes in their roster.
The Cleveland Browns enter the 2020 off-season with several holes in their roster, and will look towards the draft to fill a majority of those holes with young talent. New head coach Kevin Stefanski, along with new team general manager Andrew Berry, will both be tasked to use both their analytics and knowledge of the game of football to help assemble the best roster they can around what is an already rather young team.
A few of the biggest holes on the team have been evident for a while. Former general manager John Dorsey, who was played up to be too smart for his own good, neglected to address some of the main issues on the Cleveland Browns roster in his two seasons as general manager.
The largest weakness in the Browns roster is the offensive line. The offensive tackle positions were neglected to be addressed in the 2019 off-season, even though they were a huge weakness in 2018. The continued struggle by both tackle positions put the Browns offense in disarray at times, and can be considered a part of the issues with Mayfield’s struggles in his sophomore campaign as Cleveland’s signal-caller.
There are other positions of weakness, most caused by Dorsey’s philosophy of “If you aren’t good enough to start, you aren’t good enough to keep.” Dorsey regularly traded former starters that could provide depth for the Browns, such as defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah and linebacker Genard Avery. Both players were good players who could have provided depth, if nothing else, but were shipped off instead, leaving holes in both positions for the team entering the 2020 off-season.
The NFL Draft is approaching quickly, however, and it’s a great time for the Browns to fill the holes in the roster left by incompetence and bad drafts of the past. Here are the five ideal prospects for the Browns in the 2020 NFL Draft to help them shore up the cracks in the depth chart.