Cleveland Browns pick-a-player: Adding one free agent from each NFC North team

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Green Bay Packers – Chandon Sullivan, Cornerback

Wow, this Green Bay Packers free agent class really isn’t that great. The premiere players are the offensive linemen, which the Browns really don’t need as they had one of the best lines in football, and tight ends. I did strongly consider Robert Tonyan but I decided to pick up someone on the defensive side of the ball. I went purely for depth here and picked up Chandon Sullivan.

You can never have too many cornerbacks or receivers. With the defensive side of the ball, the secondary in particular, being the biggest issue on this Browns team last season, a move had to be made. I don’t anticipate Sullivan stepping on the field day one as a starter but I do see him getting significant minutes as part of a deep cornerback rotation.

Sullivan has only started 11 games in his career but has appeared in 37 total. He has 78 total tackles, 12 pass breakups, a pair of interceptions, a forced fumble, and a defensive touchdown so far in his career.

At only 24-years old, Sullivan fits right in with the Browns timetable and knows what it takes to win in the playoffs. His playoff experience with both the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles may rub off on some of the younger guys and help limit mental mistakes that we saw in the Divisional Round.

He’s primarily a slot corner but has experience playing all across the secondary and on special teams as well. Sullivan could be a solid rotational piece that makes an impact like Sheldrick Redwine did this past year.