Browns free agency: 4 impacts John Johnson signing has on 2021

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3. Browns draft impact

The Browns could always make some smaller moves in free agency, but as of now, the team’s emphasis is likely to be on defensive end.

In the last batch of mock drafts, safety had been target of prognosticators, with TCU’s Trevon Moehrig mocked more than a few times to Cleveland.

The Browns could still go with a corner, but the hole at defensive end can’t be ignored. Now, who will be available when Cleveland goes on the clock will be another question.

Had Cleveland signed defensive end, the possibility of selecting Tulsa linebacker seemed more likely. Now, with no clear-cut choice to start opposite of Myles Garrett, Berry has to do something.

The Browns recently parted ways with Adrian Clayborn, but still have Porter Gustin, who’s best suited as a rotational piece. Curtis Weaver, who was a sack machine at Boise State, should get a look in training camp after sitting out last season with injury. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Dolphins and scooped up by Cleveland after Miami let him go.