This may seem outlandish, especially since Gus Edwards just came back but the Baltimore Ravens would be foolish to not go after Kareem Hunt. Edwards is hurt, again and this will sadly be a recurring trend for the young man out of Rutgers. His comeback story is incredible but structural damage affects you forever, even the best surgeries and rehab cant return your knee to 100%. You can get close but you’ll always be one bad step away from being on the IR again.
Then of course J.K. Dobbins is out. Now, the team has Justice Hill and Kenyan Drake but neither is putting up big numbers in the passing game. Hunt could, conceivably, come in and do the same thing they can do as a runner, but also add a passing element.
A fourth-rounder is high for Hunt, and the Browns aren’t going to get anywhere close to that should he leave in the off-season. One of the big measurements in compensatory pick rewards is how the player’s departure affects the team. Sadly, for this specific concept of compensatory picks, Hunt is a rarely-used backup behind the best runner in the league. The Browns will be lucky to get a compensatory pick for Hunt. Take whatever you can get from the Ravens and get it doubled. If they’re willing to give you a 6th rounder, get two and send Hunt on his way.