5. Cleveland Browns potential target: Jamar Johnson, S, Broncos
This fifth-round pick from last spring is on the bubble and the Colorado Springs Gazette didn’t exactly make it seem like the rookie was going to make Denver’s 53-man roster.
Johnson brings playmaking ability out of Indiana University, but he missed some due to the COIVD/Reserve list and there’s no telling if a slow start impacted his chances.
The case for taking a flyer on Johnson is pretty simple: Grant Delpit can’t be counted on and it might be worth looking at the prospect. He was impressive in helping the Broncos get this goal-line stop and he’s probably someone Denver hopes slips through waivers so they can bring him back to the practice squad.
Cowboys safety Israel Mukuamu, but after a big interception in the preseason finale, I don’t see how Dallas lets him go. Johnson is more a project and with the emerges e of Richard Lecounte, Johnson could bide his time–if not on the roster, then on Cleveland’s practice squad.
The Browns look good at safety for now, but Ronnie Harrison missed significant time a season ago. Delpit’s yet to log a down, even in the preseason.
Like pitchers in baseball, a team can truly never have enough defensive backs.