2019 NFL Draft: 5 CBs Cleveland Browns must target after 1st round

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The 2019 NFL Draft looms and while the Cleveland Browns look significantly better, they could bolster depth at cornerback by taking one of these 5 players.

It’s draft month, yet after all the waiting, fans are going to have to wait until day two of the 2019 NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns and general manager John Dorsey to make their first pick.

The Browns traded away the 17th overall pick in the deal for Odell Beckham Jr., so Cleveland won’t go on the clock until 49.

Give Dorsey credit for his offseason moves, as he’s mostly filled every glaring need on the roster, perhaps with the exception of outside linebacker. He seems to content to give Genard Avery a shot at being a three-down player, though.

With that said, the Browns need to think about adding depth at corner. Denzel Ward missed time with two concussions as a rookie. Terrance Mitchell also had flashes, but missed a good chunk of time because of injury. And then there’s T.J. Carrie. He did a respectable job on the outside at corner, but he may get reps at strong safety.

Cleveland recently traded for Chiefs’ safety Eric Murray and on paper he looks like the replacement for Jabrill Peppers, but I’m not convinced yet.

So, armed with eight draft picks, Dorsey will go into the draft with the chance to add depth at various positions and there’s no doubt he’ll address the cornerback situation at some point.

Will it be 49th? It probably just depends on the best player available at that point, within reason of course. Don’t look for the Browns to draft a guard ahead of a corner.

Here are five cornerback candidates that would look good in a Browns uniform when Training Camp commences this summer.

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