Cleveland Browns Post Watson Move No. 2 – Sign a veteran Defensive Tackle
I’m actually a big fan of the Taven Bryan signing. The former first-round pick has a ton of talent, he just isn’t meant to be on the field all three downs. That’s a tough pill to swallow for a team that drafted him that early, but for the Cleveland Browns who didn’t pay a lot, he will be a great fit in passing situations.
The last hole to fill on that interior defensive line is a massive nose tackle who can plug up running holes. Tommy Togiai and Jordan Elliott will be the two primary players, but they need a monster guy to play in obvious running situations.
I don’t expect the Browns to spend big money at the position, but I do think they will go with a veteran that can help in the locker room.
One of the more expensive guys who could be an option is Calais Campbell. He would be a one-year guy that would really put the Browns all in. He’s older but has shown he still has at least another year in the tank. Campbell would likely cost you $6-8 million a year, which is kind of pricy for a one-year guy you know won’t return.
The guy I really like is Danny Shelton. While he was a disappointing first-round draft pick of the Browns, he fits the role of run-stuffer perfectly. Between him and Bryan, they can be yin-and-yang when it comes to rushing the passer and stopping the run. Shelton would likely only cost you a million or two on a one-year deal.