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

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Which NFC South free agents should the Cleveland Browns target?

With free agency just days away, it’s time we begin to wrap up our Cleveland Browns Pick-A-Player series. Looking towards March 17th, the start of the new league year, the Browns are sure to be active. We’ve already seen players such as Adrian Clayborn get cut, and the process of figuring out who’s still available on the market has begun.

In our third NFC installment of the Pick-A-Player series, we take a look at the NFC South. The division that gave us this year’s Super Bowl Champion, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has quite a few big name guys hitting the market. The other three teams, the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers look to dethrone Tom Brady and the Bucs while us Browns fans just look to steal their players for our own benefit.

If you have never read any of the articles in this series then I strongly encourage you to! We have gone through the entirety of the AFC and have done the NFC North and the NFC East. Here is a brief explanation of the concept so all you readers understand what the whole point of these articles are.

Basically, I’m Nick Swanson and I have been given the position of General Manager while Andrew Berry is in a meeting. I am only allowed to sign one free agent from each NFL team, division by division. These players must have finished the season with a team in the featured division, if they were cut or traded midseason and picked up by another team, they are ineligible for this list because they did not finish the year on the team.

Since the deadline for franchise tagging has passed, we don’t have to worry about that. A reminder, the only players eligible for this list are players that are entering free agency here in 2021. This also does not account for any draft or trade rumors that have been circling.

We’ll start off with the defending Super Bowl Champion, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and will continue through the other three teams in the division.