Should have kept – DT Daniel Ekuale
The Browns need help on the interior line. They got gutted last year. The team made some changes in the offseason so there’s really nothing to complain about for who the Browns kept, besides maybe Sheldon Richardson. Larry Ogunjobi, Jordan Elliott, and Eli Ankou all seem great. At least in theory. Elliot and Ankou are unproven commodities, however. So there’s no clear cut choice who’d step up if Richarson or Ogunjobi went down with injuries.
Or if one of them lets the linebackers get lit up like a Chrismukkah celebration. Daniel Ekuale would’ve at least given you some more depth at the position, though granted, five defensive tackles isn’t exactly standard. More standard than five tight ends, but what are you going to do?
Should have cut – TE Pharoah Brown
What. Why? Why is Pharoah Brown on this team? As far as tight ends go, he’s not one of the three best blockers (Austin Hooper, Harrison Bryant, Stephen Carlson), he’s not one of the three best receivers (Hooper, Bryant, David Njoku) and he’s not one of the three best overall tight ends (Hooper, Bryant, Carlson). In fact, Brown is more known for his pre-season brawls with teammates than anything he’s ever done on the field.
Talk about a guy who doesn’t make sense to make a team’s roster. Someone like Johnny Stanton, who’s only a couple inches shorter and does everything just as well as Brown, makes more sense for his versatility. Then again Brown is from Cleveland, so maybe that has something to do with? Who knows, anymore.