Browns: 3 affordable free agents Cleveland must target

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Browns Raekwon McMillan. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) /

1. Raekwon McMilllan

Ohio State fans will remember Raekwon McMIllan’s name, and after a forgettable season with the Raiders, McMillian would be a low-cost addition at linebacker in 2021.

McMillan’s career got off to a slow start after being drafted by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2017 draft. He tore his ACL in the preseason and took a year to rehab. When he came back, he played well, appearing in all 16 games and compiling 105 tackles.

He really started to show out in 2019, earning a spot on PFF’s all-quarter team. However, he only played in 13 games and recorded 72 tackles.

Miami cut ties with him last offseason, trading him to Las Vegas, where he became an afterthought on Las Vegas’ defense, starting just four games.  With players such as Nick Kwiatkoski and Nicholas Morrow emerging, playing time became scarce for McMillan.

McMillan’s best trait is stopping the run, but he’ll aggravate you with his inability to play well in coverage.

That said, the linebacking corps will need bodies as B.J. Goodson and Malcom Smith hit free agency. With so many other holes to fill on defense (edge, DT, corner), McMillan will add be a cheap way to add depth to the position group.