A new regime is leading the Cleveland Browns during the 2016 NFL Draft. What must be done to avoid the struggles of the past during this important part of the offseason?
NFL teams cannot solely achieve success via free agency. With an influx of hundreds of talented players entering each year’s NFL draft, the foundation of team’s rosters have to be made during the yearly three-day-event. For the Cleveland Browns, this is a fresh start with a new regime, but changes must be made.
The Browns history drafting players has not been a success, which is why the team is in the situation they are in. Going with a youth movement, combined with a new and unique approach to building a roster is going to take time.
That said, what must the Browns avoid and how can they achieve success? The FoS team gave their thoughts.
The Game Plan Is Critical
During this upcoming draft, the Cleveland Browns can not afford to go against their game plan. So many times I have heard the Browns complain that they did not stick to the game plan they developed the days before the draft and instead went with another strategy the day of.
I know we all have our opinions on what the Cleveland Browns should do going forward. On the other hand, the only opinions that should really matter are head coach Hue Jackson’s and vice president of football operations Sashi Brown’s.
They spend almost too much time before the draft working with the scouts while rating these prospects and lining them up in order of the team’s needs. I am confident that if they use that information in order to make their choice rather than making an impulsive decision the day of the draft, that Cleveland will find success this year.
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