5. Logan Ryan
Now, hear me out before anyone says this wouldn’t be a good fit. Logan Ryan played predominantly cornerback last season. However, this offseason he is marketing himself as a safety. As a 29-year-old free agent, his age is a big factor in why he hasn’t been signed to a long term expensive contract yet.
If the man wants to play safety, the Browns should give him a shot. Ryan said he believes himself to be similar to Tyrann Mathieu. His stats have proven it too, especially last season. Last season he posted 4.5 sacks, after posting four in the previous season. He also had a total of eight quarterback hits, and forced four fumbles.
This dude is a legitimate playmaker, and the Browns don’t have much to lose by bringing him in. A one year contract would be a huge win for both parties.
Great coaches are able to take talent and make it work. Should Logan Ryan be thrown to the wolves and be forced to play strictly free safety the entire season for the Browns? No. Let him get tape predominantly playing the position and see what he can do for your system.
Who knows, maybe next season, when Delpit is healthy, Logan Ryan could be the long term answer at strong safety for the next few seasons.