An improved offensive line
The Cleveland Browns got racked in the passing game last year. Odell Beckham Jr. couldn’t catch a ball, the tight ends were as useful as a pasta strainer on the Titanic, and worst of all the offensive line was more akin to Sweden in World War 2. They were there, but they didn’t do a damn thing. Add on the archetype of anarchy in Freddie Kitchens and the most dysfunctional locker room this side of Little Giants and you got the 2019 Cleveland Browns.
The biggest offender, and arguably the hardest to rectify was the offensive line. The line isn’t something you can improve with just one new acquisition. Usually, it takes an entire revamping to fix this problem. The Browns did just that, almost. The team acquired top free agent Jack Conklin to shore up the right side of the offensive line and drafted Jedrick Wills to anchor the left side. They even drafted an interior lineman too, Nick Harris, but he isn’t expected to be that much of an impact this year.
In theory, the Browns offensive line is much improved. Wills has big shoes to fill and hopefully can do just that and Conklin will have to show his contract worth early and often. The team could still make moves to improve the offensive line, something the Browns are all about doing across the team at every position. Andrew Berry, the Cleveland Browns GM, has said that he’ll be looking to improve the team throughout the year.
So there’s still a chance that the team isn’t done improving the offensive line in the offseason.