So far the Browns have improved their pass-rushing/center-field tackling, as well as their boundary receiving. Now it’s time to focus on plugging up the middle of the offensive line. Enter Travis Jones (PFF #68). At 6’4, 328, he’s a massive man in the middle of the defense and could collapse an interior line with his size alone.
Pro Football Network cites that Jones isn’t the best pass-rusher, which is fine, he’s not being drafted for his ability to get sacks. He’s getting drafted for his ability to turn into Kirby and inhale any ball-carriers who try to test him.
The Browns are likely to move on from their 2021 starters this year, and will likely go into the off-season with just Tommy Togiai and Jordan Elliot; with Sheldon Day being an outside shot to be retained. The team is going to need to draft at least one defensive tackle, but more than likely two.
While the receiver position and pass-rushing needs are obviously the more “sexy” picks, the Browns need efficient interior linemen who won’t get bullied off the ball. Elliot is a possible cut candidate, but so is Day. It seems unlikely both will be brought back, as the Browns will likely sign someone regardless of how many tackles they draft in 2022.