3. Shaun Dion Hamilton, Washington Football Team
Shaun Dion Hamilton Was a teammate of Mack Wilson’s back at Alabama. He was a starting linebacker before Wilson took over and in his final two seasons with the Crimson Tide, he had 104 tackles and 4.5 sacks — as well as two interceptions. Despite his success with Alabama, he was a late-round draft pick as Washington picked up in the sixth round, 197th overall.
So far, in his two seasons in Washington, he’s appeared in 32 games with four starts — both of which came during his rookie season. Hamilton has 76 tackles 2.5 sacks to force fumble but has yet to become a full-time starter.
Even without getting a chance to be a full-time starter. Hamilton has done really well when called upon. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), he was graded at a 74.9 overall, which was the best linebacker on Washington.
Due to him not being a starter, there’s a good chance that he could be available via trade. For the Browns, this would make a lot of sense considering Hamilton’s 32 games of experience it’s a lot more than the majority of the players on the team outside of B.J. Goodson. And right now, they can take all the experience they can get.