Cleveland Browns: 4 Impacts Olivier Vernon trade has on Browns

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2. The Browns were wrong on Ogbah

By taking on Olivier Vernon, the Browns are taking on his $19.5 million cap figure in both 2019 and 2020.

What’s it all mean?

Olivier Vernon is your new defense end, opposite of Myles Garret on the defensive line.

Vernon played defensive end when the Giants deployed a 4-3 scheme, but last year, under a new defensive coordinator, switched to outside linebacker in the 3-4.

He still rushed the passer a lot, as Vernon was credited with 46 quarterback pressures on 414 rushing snaps. Ogbah totaled  31 pressures on 491 rushing snaps. In one-on-one matchups, Vernon was lethal, grading out third in this category a season ago, according to PFF’s Sam Monson.

In Cleveland Vernon figures to play as a down rusher in Cleveland’s 4-3 base. With Garrett and Vernon, the Browns should get good production from the edge.

Meanwhile, it was revealed at the combine that Ogbah could get reps rushing from the inside, alongside Larry Ogunjobi.

The move also comes on the heels of Jamie Collins‘ release. Look for Vernon to line up with his hand on the ground, but it won’t be a surprise to see him as a stand-up defender.