Players At (Free) Safety Are Not Cutting It
A very athletic, yet underrated safety in K.J. Dillon finally comes off to the board and what better timing, right? The Cleveland Browns need better players in the defensive backfield, and with no safety chosen earlier, Dillon makes plenty of sense.
Cleveland’s current safety situation is okay, but are you confident in that group of players next season? I cannot say that I am but Dillon helps. He brings a lot to the table for the Cleveland Browns.
Dillon’s athleticism is among the best at his position, but there are reasons why he is a seventh round pick. That is because he needs to develop his game more as a tackler. Dillon had solid production, but his technique in making the plays consistently is the issue.
In both the passing and running games there is room to improve. Had Dillon been better defending both types of plays regularly, we could be talking about a late day two/early day three prospect instead.
In Cleveland’s scheme, Dillon should be able to fix his issues under Ray Horton. If progress is shown early, he will see the field more than expected.