1. Darron Lee
Every Buckeye fan knows the name of Darron Lee, a linebacker who played a critical role in helping Ohio State capture the inaugural College Football Playoff national title.
Lee continued to play well in the following season, turning himself into a first-round pick in 2016.
That’s when his career starting trending downward, though. Lee started in 2017 and 2018, but the results weren’t great. He was popped for PEDs toward the end of the 2018. The Jets cut and ran, sending Lee to Kansas City where he played primarily special teams.
Lee’s athleticism got rave reviews coming out of college, and it’s why the Browns should, at the very least, kick the tires on the central Ohio native. Lee hasn’t had a severe injury, and he’s just going to be turning 26 in October.
Something else to consider: The Jets tried to play Lee in a 3-4, when a 4-3 scheme is probably the optimal scheme you’d like to see him in.
The Browns liked Wilson so much because he could fly all over the field. Without him, they need someone who can try and fill that role, and considering who’s available right now, Lee’s one of just a few options.