NFL Free Agency: Thoughts On The Moves In The AFC North
3. The Browns Have To Do Something With Their Haul:
I have to be honest, I love Hue Jackson. I think he is a phenomenal coach and if there is a guy to get the Browns on track, he’s it. Just don’t give the Browns credit until they deliver. The Browns have a ton of draft picks now. If ever there was a time for them to get out of their perennial slump it is now. To paraphrase the late and great Dennis Green, if you want to crown their butts, crown them. The Browns have had great draft picks forever and look what they have done with them.
On paper the Browns did the most and got the most in free agency. When you consider their trade for Brock Osweiler was really just a way to get a second round pick, and they now have an insane amount of picks in the first two rounds of the draft, they win free agency. They just have to do something with it. In theory the Browns can build a great team with this haul. There just is no promise that they will.
This is the team that drafts guys like Tim Couch and Johnny Manziel to be their savior. The Browns have had a top 10 pick for most of my twenty-six years with a heartbeat. The Browns have the potential tools for rebuilding their team. Their offensive line just got sickly good too. We’ll see what happens.