With the NFL draft nearing, multiple trade partners have been tied to the Cleveland Browns. Will Andrew Berry be tempted to move back on draft night?
Wake up Cleveland Browns fans, the draft is under a week away and there is reason for hope once again. The 2020 Browns will have a new, crisp, throwback uniform and new general manager Andrew Berry has been aggressive spending over $100 million in free agency. It’s now time to see what Berry’s draft strategy will be in a loaded draft class.
The Browns have filled many holes this offseason on both offense and defense. At this point, the only remaining hole remains at left tackle for the Browns. Jack Conklin was brought in to play right tackle and Chris Hubbard restructured his contract making him the new swingman.
Most expect the Browns to find their starting left tackle in the 2020 draft. The question now, will that be at pick No. 10 or later in the first round?
Defense is still a concern as there is a lack of depth, especially at safety. The Browns did bring in Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo, but only on one-year deals. Look for Cleveland to add depth at all three levels of the defense this draft.
Even with the aggression in signing free agents, could temptations be too much for Berry to pass up trading back in the first round? Most fans will be frustrated if this ends up being the case, but there are a few scenarios that could work out extremely well.
The Browns have some room to move back, as four available tackles are all top-ten talents. However, they must be careful to not lose grasps on one of them.
Let’s not forget that Berry could be comfortable with one of the tier-two tackles in the draft and could be comfortable starting one of those guys week one. Let’s look at a few scenarios that could play out.