Cleveland Browns: The three biggest needs in the 2020 NFL Draft

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The Cleveland Browns have many holes to fill int he 2020 NFL off-season, but these are the positions of need that need to be addressed in the NFL Draft.

The Cleveland Browns have four picks in the first three rounds of the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, NV. As the players float across the Bellagio fountain to shake the hand of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and take their new team’s jersey, fans should be eager to see which person takes the jersey of the Cleveland Browns.

There are several positions of need for the Browns in this draft, and by several, one could easily say just about all. While some have talent at the top (linebackers, defensive ends, corners, wide receivers, etc), there’s no depth. Something that plagued the Browns last year on a consistent basis.

The Browns have four picks in the first three rounds, the Browns three picks, and Houston’s third-round pick. It was originally a fourth, but due to former Browns player Duke Johnson’s production with the Texans upon joining the team, the pick went from the 4th round to the 3rd round.

There’s a general rule of thumb among the NFL execs and fans that players taken in the first three rounds are all expected to be starters either in their rookie year or their second year in the league. So the expectation with these four picks is that you plug a few holes in the starting lineup right off the bat. So there are largely big expectations for these upcoming rookies, right or wrong.

Let’s hop into the speculation. Which positions need the most help? Which ones will be prioritized for the sake of the team? This won’t be about a specific player to draft, that list will come eventually. For now, this is merely identifying the three biggest needs for the 2020 Cleveland Browns.