Cleveland Browns: 5 post-draft free agents who can still fill holes

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GM Andrew Berry said the offseason isn’t over. The team is still looking for ways to improve its roster, so here are five options the Browns should look at.

All fans of the Cleveland Browns know that the team should sign Clay Matthews III and Jadeveon Clowney and for those reasons we won’t cover them on this list. They’re obvious and should be wearing brown and orange already. So these five names will be lesser talked about names. Since Andrew Berry talked about still adding to the roster throughout the rest of the offseason, it’s pretty easy to see the logic behind adding more players post-draft. Even if they aren’t starter material at some positions.

These names will range from starters to fillers, to guys who you use in only specific instances. These aren’t all going to be starters, or even be able to make the team after the preseason. Just keep reminding yourself of that.

Don’t get all in a huff when you see an obvious backup being brought in to push a young player or a third-stringer here only in case a move is made. These aren’t guys you bring in to start for years to come. They are, at best, one or two year starters and at worst guys you cut in training camp

The team is filled with a lot of young or unproven entities and you can’t win a lot of games with that as the bulk of your starters. At least nine of the teams’ starters (as projected on ESPN) are guys with something left unanswered. Can Jedrick Wills become a legitimate starter and All-Pro? Will Sheldon Richardson ever return to form? Can B.J. Goodson, Sione Takitaki, and Karl Joseph step up and truly earn their spots? Will Greedy Williams improve? Is David Njoku even going to be on the roster come the start of camp?

There’s a lot of unknowns, which is why these five names made the list.