This time of year is full of mock trades, mock drafts, and free agent ideas. Let’s take a look at a few of the proposed trades from the internet for the Cleveland Browns.
The period from the end of the Super Bowl until free agency is the time that we see endless speculation for the offseason. We see endless mock drafts and trade scenarios suggested for our favorite teams. The last couple of days have seen a ton of interesting trade scenarios to look at.
Bleacher Report had a suggested trade that would see the Cleveland Browns trading for Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. The Browns had a major issue this past year with the defensive tackle position, especially against the run. Adding a talent like Jarrett might be one that is worth entertaining.
Jarrett does come with a massive contract and will play this coming season at 29 years old but he would be a clear upgrade for the Browns. I’m not sure they will be interested in trading for a large salary for a player that will close in on 30 years old.
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"“Atlanta Falcons Receive: 2022 second-round pick (No. 44 overall), 2023 third-round pick.The one thing that’s missing is an interior pass-rusher. Grady Jarrett’s raw numbers were down last year, but he’s still one of the best in the business.Jarrett notched just one sack for the Atlanta Falcons this past season, but he was still fifth among all defensive tackles in ESPN’s pass rush win rate metric. The Falcons moved to a 3-4 base alignment, which could explain some of the dip in production.”"
Jarrett’s contract might be the main reason you would not want to look at this contract but it is clear he takes this pass rush to the next level. If you move some other contracts to free up cap space it is at least an interesting idea to consider.
"“The move would only require a small investment of a fifth-round pick for Cleveland. As a bonus, the 28-year-old only has one year and $6.9 million left on his contract, which would make it a small risk move with some upside for the Browns. The front office in Cleveland has shown a tendency to sign defensive players to one-year deals to test the waters and this would allow Andrew Berry and Co. to do just that.”"
Ioannidis is a 6-foot-3 and 315-pound defensive tackle that can help to plug the lanes and stop the run for the Browns. The team needs to find someone to replace both Malik McDowell and Malik Jackson that can plug the line. Ioannidis also has 24.5 sacks in 73 games so he can provide a solid rush as well at a pretty fair price.
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