The Cleveland Browns surged to a 7-4 record through the first 11 games of 2014, before a host of problems reared their ugly heads during a season-ending five-game losing streak. Cleveland will look to put that frustrating tailspin in the rearview mirror for good by bringing in a stellar 2015 draft class. Here are the players they're targeting to help get them over the hump:
DT Danny Shelton, Washington
Shelton was one of the key components of Washington’s great defense this past season, and his strength should make him a force in the NFL for years to come. At 6’2″, 322 lbs., he’s tough to move, though he’s still quick and nimble enough to make plays in the backfield. He still needs to improve on his pass rush, but his ability to stop the run have some scouts comparing him to Vince Wilfork.
Cleveland has a major hole to fill at tight end with the departure of Jordan Cameron, and Williams is the best on the board. He might be a bit of a reach with the 19th overall pick, but the Browns desperately need a reliable pass catcher over the middle, and Williams would give that to them right away.
Cleveland hasn’t addressed their offensive line needs yet, so it looks likely that the Browns will turn to the draft to address their need for talent at the position. Tomlinson would fit in as a skilled, intelligent player who should be able to start right away as a rookie and have a long career.Back to the Cleveland Browns Newsfeed