2. Darron Lee
A former first-round pick, Darron Lee has had a pretty disappointing career so far in the NFL. After being a stud at Ohio State, Lee was unable to find the same success he did in college with the New York Jets. After being traded from the Jets to the Chiefs, Lee was primarily a backup on the team that just won the super bowl.
Lee turns 26 this October, and could potentially still have a lot of his career ahead of himself. After a great combine performance where he ran a 4.47 40 yard dash as a linebacker, along with an 11-foot broad jump, Lee proved to NFL scouts that he has the athleticism to be a great NFL linebacker. If Andrew Berry and Joe Woods are confident in their ability to teach and develop young players, Lee could be an absolute steal.
After only starting two games last year, Lee does not have the leverage to demand a high salary at all. The Browns could bring him in on a typical low risk, high reward type contract. Considering that Darron Lee is already loved by part of the Browns fanbase, it would be a good fit to appease the fans too.
Ohio State players have recently been huge successes for the Cleveland Browns, as Denzel Ward has been a crucial part of the franchise recently. Even Terrelle Pryor, the former Ohio State quarterback converted to wide receiver, saw his best season with the Cleveland Browns before he left in free agency. Andrew Berry should roll the dice again for the Browns and take a shot on the former Ohio State standout at linebacker.