Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
The North Carolina native, and Virginia Tech alum, plays a position that is three-deep at the moment and really doesn’t need a first-round pick spent on it. That doesn’t mean the secondary as a whole is finished, as it’s not. Yet, if the Browns could land Caleb Farley, that would help so many things.
Firstly, Farely is an amazing prospect and has little holes in his collegiate game. It’s the transition from college to pro that often gets people. A lot of players can’t make the jump, and who knows if Farely can. If Farley could, however, he’d give the Browns a lot of security going forward, not too dissimilar than Penei Sewell.
The cornerbacks are deep on the Browns. You have Denzel Ward, and he’s a Pro Bowl-caliber player. Then you have former Rams corner, Troy Hill. He’ll likely start for the Browns, but then there’s the former starter and third-year player, Greedy Williams. His health is still up in the air, and there’s no real concrete evidence to suggest he’ll be ready to play (or not be ready to play.) If all three are healthy, then you’re set.
Except Ward hasn’t had a healthy year yet in the NFL, Williams was inconsistent when he was healthy and Hill was a free agent for a reason. Ward’s also looking at a new contract and may price himself out of returning to the Browns.
So yes, today there’s not a real need for Farely, but what about tomorrow? It’s the same argument for Sewell. You wouldn’t take either guy in the first round with the other issues you have on the roster, but they would help the team out.