Cleveland Browns: 5 less talked about options for the fourth pick

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 24: The helmet of Christian Yount
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 24: The helmet of Christian Yount /
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Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

Yes, Cleveland is in good shape at linebacker. However, Joe Schobert is not a game-changer and the Browns could use an upgrade. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has a unique mind in regards to how he runs his defense. He just needs the players to do that.

Most of the defense is set but with what Cleveland has already, adding Roquan Smith to the mix can make the Browns that much more impressive. Smith has the speed and strength. He is also a thumper. I’d use him more on run plays initially and then ease Smith into passing downs.

Once he is acclimated, it would then turn into a plug and play kind of deal depending on the situation and offenses personnel.

Swapping Schobert (and/or others) with Smith may not seem like a big deal and an ideal draft selection but something needs to be done defending tight ends and wideouts; Especially those that give defenses more problems than they’d want.

In 2017, Smith had one big hit after another. He also put up 6.5 sacks, 137 tackles, and 14 tackles for loss. All prospects have something, sometimes more than one thing, that is an issue to teams. At 6-1, 236 pounds, should Cleveland decide to select Smith, what exactly would be the gameplan so he can get past opposing offensive lines?