The five best Cleveland Browns moves from the 2021 NFL offseason
The Cleveland Browns were so close to making the AFC Championship Game last season, but were not quite able to get the job done.
Improvements needed to be made, and general manager Andrew Berry took that mission to heart.
Here are the five best moves he made over the past few months.
5. Signing Marvin Wilson
Following the 2020 NFL Draft, the Browns made A.J. Green the highest-paid undrafted free agent in NFL history. They set a new record for UDFA cash moments after the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft concluded, inking Wilson to a three-year $2.5 million deal. The Florida State product was almost unanimously considered the top defensive tackle in the class entering the 2020 season, but he struggled with injuries, and played more of an end role in the Seminoles’ new defensive scheme, one which did him no favors.
Wilson was quite productive in 2018 and 2019, though injuries were a factor then too. He’s a massive 6-4, 303 pounds who looks like he played at a much higher weight. He has a gigantic upper body with the brute strength to effortlessly toss offensive linemen to the side. He can be a great run plugger and has an impressive toolbox of pass-rush moves to deploy which allows him to be effective on third downs.
He’ll have to stay healthy, but as long as he does that, he will have a significant role as a rookie, helping the team improve upon what was one of its weaker position groups in 2020.