4. Jordan Elliott, DL
Jordan Elliott's development has frustrated a portion of the Browns fanbase ever since he was drafted 88th overall in 2020. The 26-year-old just hasn't lived up to the expectations that come with being a former Day 3 selection and former first-team All-SEC defender.
While the 2023 campaign was a slight improvement for Elliott, his numbers didn't exactly pop out. His 2.5 sacks in 17 games were a new career best, but he still finished with 15 fewer tackles than last season while missing 8.7% of his attempts. He also played 259 fewer defensive snaps than he did in 2022 despite playing the same number of games.
Pro Football Focus gave Elliott a 47.3 defensive grade for his efforts (or lack thereof), making him the No. 112-ranked interior defender out of 130 eligible players. Grades don't always tell a story perfectly, but the fact that 85.4% of interior defenders are viewed as being better than Elliott shows how below-average he was.
After four uninspiring seasons, it's time to send Elliott packing. The Browns' defensive line will be just fine without him and hitting free agency gives him a chance at a fresh start elsewhere. Just don't expect Cleveland fans to shed a cheer on his way out.