The Gipper Posted March 24, 2021 Report Share Posted March 24, 2021 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. Bucky Brooks - NFL.com: DE Joe Tryon (Washington) Of Note: Tryon, who opted out of the 2020 season, registered eight sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in 2019. Lance Zierlein - NFL.com: DE Jaelan Phillips (Miami) Of Note: Phillips began his college career at UCLA, briefly retired from football and then went on to shine at Miami. Mark Schofield - Touchdown Wire: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah (Notre Dame) Of Note: Schofield believes Owusu-Koromoah has the versatility to help the Browns as both a linebacker and defensive back. Ryan Wilson - CBSSports.com: LB Zaven Collins (Tulsa) Of Note: Collins had two pick-sixes out of the linebacker position in 2020. RELATED LINKS 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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