3 trade targets to push Cleveland Browns over the top in 2022

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2. Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Las Vegas Raiders

Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock came in like a couple of wrecking balls. They constantly made questionable picks and the Las Vegas Raiders seem willing to move on from all of them. That could mean Clelin Ferrell might be available, especially considering he has just one tackle in the first two games of the year.

A former No. 4 overall pick, Ferrell was over-drafted which isn’t his fault, but he’s also been unable to prove he’s worthy of first-round status in general. With that said, Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report not only believes Ferrell should be on the block but he also named the Browns as the best fit for him as he could find a nice role and be their latest reclamation project.

"“The Browns need pass-rushing depth behind Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney, even after acquiring Chase Winovich and drafting Alex Wright. Cleveland has also shown a willingness to bring in former first-round disappointments. Last offseason, it added Takkarist McKinley. This offseason it added Taven Bryan” — Knox, Bleacher Report"

Cleveland already has two No. 1 overall picks in Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney at defensive end, as well as Taven Bryan at defensive tackle who was taken in Round 1 by Jacksonville.

They were hoping Chase Winovich could be their primary reserve on the edge but he’s been struggling to stay healthy. Adding Ferrell could provide some much-needed depth, likely wouldn’t cost much to acquire, and would be motivated to play for a new deal in 2023. All of that sounds like a move Andrew Berry would make.