2. Terrance Mitchell
Another positional room that is overcrowded is the cornerback room. On one had, the cornerback position is one that it is hard to have too many quality players at. A crowded cornerback room is a great problem to have.
If you look at how the Browns are constructed, they are young at cornerback, keeping a veteran like Terrance Mitchell could make sense. The starters at cornerback appear to be firmly in place with Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams locked in to those positions for the foreseeable future. However, the offseason addition of Kevin Johnson means that the front office thought they needed some new veteran talent brought into the mix. That’s not a good sign for Mitchell.
He will be competing with younger corners who aren’t making the kind of ‘Money’, pun intended, that Mitchell is. Tavierre Thomas, Robert Jackson, Donnie Lewis, and A.J. Green will all be gunning for Mitchell’s spot on the depth chart. The two corners that have an inside track to that spot are Thomas, primarily for his abilities as a gunner on special teams, and Green, who the Browns paid a significant guarantee just to sign as an undrafted free agent.
If those two can play match or even be close to Mitchell’s level of play, then just based on age and salary, it would all but spell the end for the ‘Money’ Mitch era in Cleveland.