The Cleveland Browns have made some pretty sizeable moves this offseason.
I’ll say this until I’m blue in the face, I am not overly impressed with the Cleveland Browns’ offseason moves as a whole, but I am impressed with the fact that Andrew Berry was able to get out there and turn over the most problematic positions the team has. Were they good moves? Well, we’ll see. It’s far too early to say one way or another.
That said, there’s a chance these are upgrades over what the Browns had before, so Berry gets credit for trying. Did he succeed? Well, we don’t know for sure, but we’ll find out pretty fast because this team is going to hit the ground running.
For a refresher, the Browns needed huge help at receiver and defensive line, while needing to bolster the linebacking corp and the safeties. As of right now, the only position that the team hasn’t added talent to is the linebacking corp. The team has opted to just run it back with their three starters, who, to be fair, was playing very well as a unit last year until injuries started to mount.
All three of the Browns’ starting linebackers missed time last year due to injury and two of them, Sione Takitaki and Anthony Walker missed significant time due to significant injuries. So it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility that the Browns would prioritize getting some depth at the position. They’ve opted to focus on other positions, however, and let the linebackers be. Will that work?
We’ll find out.
So let’s take a look at the Browns players that were added this year that we think will make the biggest impact on the squad.
If the Cleveland Browns do end up landing DeAndre Hopkins, who as of this writing is still a free agent, he’d be number one.