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The Cleveland Browns wrapped up the 2020 NFL Draft and addressed the majority of their needs, including adding depth to all three levels of their defense. The one area they did not approach on the defensive side of the ball, however, is at EDGE.
One name that continues to pop among the Browns fan base is free agent Jadeveon Clowney. Cleveland was connected to Clowney prior to the draft, including reportedly being the team who came closest to signing the former No. 1 overall pick.
Clowney remains unsigned following the draft, and the Browns could potentially still look at him to improve at EDGE. For a team looking to contend for the playoffs, Clowney would help make the Browns defense a potentially elite unit.
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Today’s featured article looks at the teams who make the most sense to sign Clowney, which includes the Browns.
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There’s been chatter that the Browns are ready to move on from Olivier Vernon after his one year with the team, and with the most available cap space in the league and not one dime of Vernon’s $15.5 million salary in 2020 guaranteed, there’s more than enough room on the books for a Clowney signing.
Signing Clowney and moving on from Olivier Vernon for 2020 would certainly be an improvement for the Browns, as well as there would not be much of a difference in cost. Putting Clowney opposite of Myles Garrett would transform Cleveland’s defensive front into a menacing group, and it’s a signing the Browns front office should heavily consider.
The Cleveland Browns have received rave reviews for their 2020 draft class, especially Pro Football Focus. As Elliot Kennel, the review from PFF may be because the Browns selected three players from PFF’s top-25 big board.
Garrett was the No. 1 overall pick in 2017 and Njoku was the 29th overall pick. The Browns can also negotiate extensions for them beginning this offseason, and will likely explore them with both. GM Andrew Berry has stressed the importance of keeping the team’s valued draft picks long-term.
The Cleveland Browns have been preparing their salary cap for these next couple of years, as several core Browns players are going to need extensions. Priority No. 1, however, should be signing Garrett to an extension, as his negotiations could last a long time because he has not had a full season to show his complete value to the Browns defense.
Now that the 2020 NFL Draft has been completed, it is already time to get familiar with some potential prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. Martin McConnell looks at three players to keep an eye on during the 2020 college football season.