Cleveland Browns Target No. 1: Harold Landry, EDGE
A 2018 Draft pick that Cleveland Browns fans were clamoring for early in the second round was Harold Landry from Boston College. John Dorsey, however, went with Austin Corbett and Nick Chubb at No. 33 and 35. While Chubb proved to be an excellent pick, Corbett over Landry was not the best move.
Corbett played just 14 games in a little over one season before being traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Since heading out west, Corbett turned things around and has started 40 of 41 games for the Rams and just won a Super Bowl.
Clearly, the issue in this scenario was Cleveland’s inability to develop Corbett — or maybe it was a bad schematic fit. As for Landry, he was taken at No. 41 by the Tennessee Titans and has become a fixture in their defense.
In 64 career games, Landry has 256 tackles, 31 sacks, two picks, and three forced fumbles. Even more impressive is that he has played in every single game for the past three seasons — and just put up his best statistical campaign in 2021 with 75 tackles and 12 sacks.
Cleveland could be in the market for a pass-rusher if Landry’s old teammate, Jadeveon Clowney, isn’t re-signed. Bringing in Landry as a replacement could be a great move for the Browns as they could get younger and healthier on the edge as well with such a move.