Cleveland Browns: 3 safeties to target on Day 2
2. Jevon Holland, Oregon
Jevon Holland opted out of the 2020 season, which, like Nasirildeen, has made him somewhat of an afterthought to many. He put together two extremely productive campaigns for the Ducks and provides excellent versatility. Holland is a well-built 6-foot-1, 207 pounds and tested quite a bit better than expected at his pro day; athleticism was essentially the only concern with him, and he laid it to rest.
He’s logged significant snaps at free safety, strong safety, and slot cornerback. He isn’t much of a run defender, but he can fill a variety of coverage roles at a high level. Troy Hill is one of the best slot corners in the league, but he will turn 30 years old in August and is on a two-year contract.
He is not the long-term slot for this team, and the only other players on the roster who can reliably man that spot are Johnson and Delpit. One has never logged an NFL snap and is recovering from a debilitating injury, and the other is far better when he can move around and provide help at multiple spots
Adding another versatile defender is always a good thing, especially when that player has played each role as well as Holland has.