Browns: 6 best trades Cleveland should make at onset of free agency

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4. Harrison Smith

This deal was  proposed by the Bleacher Report, and even with Grant Delpit expected to take over one of the starting safety jobs, it’s a deal worth making.

The goal of coordinator Joe Woods seems to be a scheme in which the Browns start three safeties and two linebackers. To do that, they’ve got to get another safety to play with Delpit and Ronnie Harrison.

It’s been reported the Vikings are open to dealing Smith as Minnesota has financial woes.

Smith is 32, but he be a gigantic upgrade over Andrew Sendejo, who was thrust into too much playing time after the injury to Delpit.

Smith had five picks last season, which was three more than any player had on the Browns in 2020. W

With Ronnie Harrison better position to play strong safety, Smith should be able to join Delpit as the Browns look to do a better job of covering tight ends and defending air space.

The theme here, again, is time. Smith would only be under contract for one season. Since the Browns would actually be helping the Vikings and their cap situation, it shouldn’t cost much to get him, and for one year, at jus north of $9 million, his addition seems like a no brainer.