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How did Free Agency affect Browns Draft Strategy

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Here is an article, and some links on how the Browns FA  pickups may have affected their Draft Strategy:

Well, that was a busy week.

The new league year brought new faces to new places all across the NFL, and the Browns were very much active participants in the process. On top of retaining a number of their own players, the Browns added six players via free agency. Five of them play on the defensive side of the ball, as the Browns addressed each level with the signings of S John Johnson III, DE Takkarist McKinley, CB Troy Hill, LB Anthony Walker and DT Malik Jackson.

The Browns can continue adding to their roster in the coming days and weeks, but it likely won't come with the fury of the past seven days. That's why we're using today as a bit of a checkpoint of sorts as we scan the latest mock drafts and analyze how the Browns' latest activity impacted the predictions swirling around the team's No. 26 pick.

After the addition of five defensive players, is someone, anyone, ready to project the Browns to take an offensive player in the first round?

Not quite.

Here's the latest.

Of Note: Tryon, who opted out of the 2020 season, registered eight sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in 2019.

Of Note: Phillips began his college career at UCLA, briefly retired from football and then went on to shine at Miami.

Of Note: Schofield believes Owusu-Koromoah has the versatility to help the Browns as both a linebacker and defensive back.

Of Note: Collins had two pick-sixes out of the linebacker position in 2020.


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Berry sees that the window is wide open.  His team CAN compete with just about anyone and CAN compete for the superbowl.  But his defense can't win championships.  He is attacking the D.  We all saw our secondary get picked apart.  I'm so glad that he didn't just sit back and say, "We've got Greedy Williams & Grant Delpit.  We'll be ok."  Fuck that!  Those guys are unproven and the open window doesn't stay open for long.  It's go time.  It's now or never time.

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On 3/24/2021 at 10:31 PM, Silver slayer said:

In short. Berry knew all along.  We're just learning how his plans go.

As far as the draft,  any possible positions not starting with qb and  rb is first. Moreover trades are likely 

I just think Berry has a trade or 2 coming to help boost the defense 

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