Building A Successful Roster Takes Time
Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown and company has their work cut out for them. By now fans and the organization expected more difference making players on the roster. Multiple changes in the front office, with coaching staffs, and poor draft decisions has affected that goal, which has made their jobs during their first offseason that much tougher.
Each piece of the rebuild is very important. If the Cleveland Browns roster does not have a foundation, then the chances of achieving success is low.
Yes, they have a few pieces here and there, but there are plenty of needs everywhere. I do not like the thought of another rebuild, but with Jackson’s achievements, it could be a lot sooner than we expect.
To change the culture and avoid past mistakes, the Browns must have a balance. That balances includes Cleveland not being hesitant to make that trade back into a round to select a certain player (if needed), while also making sure they use common sense.
The Browns in the past reached on multiple players throughout the years, including those with character and/or scheme fits. The foundation will not succeed in 2016 with a rookie quarterback. Whether that quarterback does or does not play, his selection could be used on a player who can play, while making an impact from the start.
Who can the team rely on in the defensive backfield outside of Joe Haden? What is going on with the right side of the offensive line and who are the play-makers on offense? Not to mention the uncertainty with quarterback — is Robert Griffin III “the guy”?
There are plenty of questions and lots of answers need to resolved. Sooner rather than later we will see what Cleveland is planning for 2016 and beyond. Should a quarterback be drafted after the first round, selecting another one could very well happen with their first pick in 2017. Then again, piece by piece needs to be added.