3. K.J. Wright, Linebacker
The one position where Andrew Berry didn’t add much talent was at linebacker. He did sign free agent B.J. Goodson and drafted Jacob Phillips out of LSU but that doesn’t make up for the loss of Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey.
Schobert was a free agent who wasn’t retained and Kirksey was released after back-to-back injury-filled seasons. With them out, Mack Wilson, Sione Takitaki, Goodson, and Phillips will fight for snaps although none of them seems to instill the confidence of the departing players.
For that reason, the Browns could try and add someone such as K.J. Wright, who could be on the market according to Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus.
"“Wright is coming off the worst PFF grade of his career, and it’s suddenly a crowded linebacker room with 2020 first-rounder Jordyn Brooks, 2019 third-rounder Cody Barton, and 2018 fifth-rounder Shaquem Griffin. Even with the Seahawks’ penchant for playing three linebackers at a time more than any team in the league, Wright could be available at this point in his career.”"
Wright would make a lot of sense for Cleveland even with him being on the older side for a football player at 31-years old. He’s smart, physical, and knows how to find the ball.
He would also be a great mentor for players such as Wilson, Takitaki, and Phillips who have the physical side of the game down but just need to learn the nuances of the game. Wright could help in that regard while also paying off on the field in the short term.