Cleveland Browns: 5 free agents no one is talking about in 2020

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5. Brian Poole, CB

Cleveland didn’t do itself any favors to its cornerbacks depth when the team released T.J. Carrie. The transaction almost assuredly means the Browns will be looking for cornerback help in the draft, or free agency.

Defensive coordinator Joe Woods will rely heavily on Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams in 2020. The two corners ooze talent, but both missed significant time with hamstring injuries a season ago.

Money Mitchell is still on the roster and is a solid backup, but should the Browns go searching in free agency, the team should look at Jets free agent Brian Poole, a player who would shore up the slot corner position.

With teams heavily deploying three-receiver sets, slot coverage has become a necessity and Poole has played there almost exclusively, posting an 80.0 in coverage last season.

The DePodesta-led front office has shown before that it will go for a specialized player, as Jamar Taylor was one of the first players the analytically oriented front office acquired. As a second-round pick, Miami viewed Taylor as a bust, but Cleveland saw his value covering the slot and made the trade.

Next. 5 later-round prospects Browns should draft. dark projects Poole to sign a three-year deal worth $22.5 million, with 12.5 million guaranteed.