1. CB C.J. Henderson
The ninth overall pick from last year had an up-and-down rookie year, but that shouldn’t give his team a reason to put him on the trade block. Henderson is apparently dealing with some mental health issues, so a change of scenery (especially one to a stable organization) could be best for Henderson the player and, more importantly, Henderson the person.
Henderson is tall, long, and athletic. He’s an excellent talent, one who could develop into a legitimate CB1, a role he’d never need to fill in Cleveland as long as Denzel Ward is on the team. The Browns have Greedy Williams and just drafted Greg Newsome II in the first round, but a secondary can never have too many quality corners, especially when each of the top three have injury histories.
It’s difficult to project what it would take to land Henderson, because most top-10 picks aren’t moved after a single season. Financially, he would be extremely cheap for the next four years, after which he’d ideally sign a big contract with his new team and land the Browns a nice third-round compensatory pick.
Who knows what the real story is and what the Jags are demanding for Henderson. But it makes all the sense in the world for Cleveland to at least call and get the conversation going.