3 positions the Cleveland Browns must draft in 2023
As the Cleveland Browns prepare for the 2023 draft, Andrew Berry should be doing extra film study on these three positions.
As we are now just days away from the Super Bowl, the Cleveland Browns are in full offseason mode after a disappointing 2022 campaign. Even though things didn’t go as planned, there’s no doubt that the future is bright with Deshaun Watson as the quarterback.
We only got to see the star quarterback for six games in 2022, but there were flashes of the 2020 Watson that was one of the league’s best. Another offseason of this team meshing will make a huge difference.
2023 will bring new challenges to the Browns. Not only do they have to consider the cap for the first time in two decades as they’ve signed multiple guys to long-term extensions worth big money, but they’ll also have to improve this roster without a first-round pick (next year as well).
Andrew Berry should be up to the challenge, and here are three positions he must cover in the 2023 draft.
Browns Position to Target No. 3: Running Back
The Cleveland Browns will still have Kareem Hunton the books, but it’s very likely they will no longer have Kareem Hunt on the roster. He’s a local guy who appears happy, but he can get more money and a bigger role elsewhere which many expect him to pursue.
With D’Ernest Johnson likely not back as well, that leaves Nick Chubb and Jerome Ford. And while I think the roster will be fine with them as a one-two punch, Berry will certainly look to add depth at the position in the later rounds of the draft.
Demetric Felton may be back on the roster, but he has struggled to find his identity as a running back or wide receiver in the NFL which has limited his time on the field. If Berry can find a speedster in the later rounds who can catch the ball and can return kicks, that could be a huge benefit to the Browns in 2023.