Andrew Berry has done a good job overall but even he probably regrets these three moves he's made while serving as the Cleveland Browns general manager
Entering his fourth year as general manager of the Cleveland Browns, Andrew Berry has been doing a lot of good. But he's also proven to be inexperienced as he's made his share of mistakes.
Here, we look back over his young career and highlight three moves he surely regrets, and hopefully learns from.
No. 3: Richard LeCounte was taken with Talanoa Hufanga on the board
In need of safety depth during the 2021 NFL Draft, the Browns took a gamble on Richard LeCounte from Georgia with the 169th pick in Round 5. At one point, LeCounte had the makings of a star but an ATV accident slowed down his progression and he continued to struggle with durability in Cleveland.
As a rookie, he suited up for just nine games and had three tackles. He then played one game in 2022 before being released and spending the rest of the year on the Los Angeles Rams practice squad.
If that wasn't bad enough, Cleveland could have had a Pro Bowl safety instead. At pick No. 180, the San Francisco 49ers picked up USC's Talanoa Hufanga who was coming off his best season in the NCAA. Hufanga had 62 tackles and four picks in just six games as the Trojans played a shortened-season due to COVID. He was also younger than LeCounte, which is usually what the Browns prefer.
While LeCounte is already gone, Hufanga just made his first Pro Bowl after starting all 17 games for San Francisco. He recorded 97 tackles, four interceptions, two tackles, and broke up another nine passes. Clearly, this is one selection the Browns would love to have back.