The Cleveland Browns have done some work in the offseason to rebuild their defensive front four, but the emphasis has been on the team’s ability to rush the quarterback. That’s an important area to improve on, but the Browns need to do more than upgrade one aspect of the front four.
The Browns were among the worst against stopping the run in 2022. Considering the Cleveland weather basically forces teams to run the ball more than they may want to in November and December, having a powerful and explosive front-four against the rush is paramount.
The Browns could help bolster their rush defense by drafting Moro Ojomo, a defensive tackle known for his ability to clog holes.
PFF graded Ojomo’s run defense at 91.4 in 2022, and a pass-rush grade of 84.1 He topped out at 90.6, among the best in college football. His big hangup comes down to consistency, as he had never played at this level before.
His PROS seem to indicate that he’s got the size and leverage to compete at the position in the NFL but lacks the athleticism at his position to be an impact player.
That said, the Browns don’t need Pro Bowlers, they need guys who can help fortify several key issues within the team. Ojomo could do just that.