3. Mike Daniels
Originally a fourth-round pick out of Iowa in 2012, Mike Daniels spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Green Bay Packers. He was a reserve early on in his career but he still found a way to have an impact on the game, especially as a pass rusher.
Daniels registered 6.5 sacks in his second season and from that point on, he was a fixture on the Packers starting defensive line. That was until he was let go ahead of the 2019 season.
Not long after being released, Daniels was linked to the Cleveland Browns since he had worked with former Browns general manager John Dorsey, who was previously in the Packers front office.
Cleveland never got a chance to make an offer as Daniels found himself a new home just days after his release, signing a $9.1 million contract with the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, he managed to play in just nine games for Detroit before being placed on the IR.
His missed time surely has affected his search for a new home as teams haven’t been knocking down his door looking to sign him. That could pay off for the Browns as they could land themselves someone capable of handling the nose position for the 2020 season as they deal with the loss of their projected No. 1 nose tackle.