2020 NFL Draft Team Needs: Cleveland Browns (6-10)

By Dakota Follett (@dakfollett) | Published April 13, 2020

It’s another hit of the reset button, as the Browns move onto another new general manager/head coach duo in Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski. Quarterback Baker Mayfield enters a ‘prove it’ year and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., may have already wore out his welcome at the mistake by the lake. Look for Cleveland to wheel and deal during draft weekend! Be sure to download your copy of the 2020 NFL Draft Bible, featuring 600+ scouting reports.

*Italics indicate offseason addition.

QUARTERBACK: Baker Mayfield/Case Keenum/Garrett Gilbert

Money Invested: $12.674M | Percentage of Cap: 6.4% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Although Mayfield did struggle last season, the Browns believe in him and will give him at least another year to prove his worth.

RUNNING BACK: Nick Chubb/Kareem Hunt | Depth: Dontrell Hilliard/D’Ernest Johnson

Money Invested: $6.698M | Percentage of Cap: 3.4% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: This backfield duo is one of the league’s best and Chubb is under contract through 2022.

FULLBACK: Andy Janovich | Depth: Johnny Stanton

Money Invested: $1.854M | Percentage of Cap: 0.9% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: The Browns brought in Andy Janovich to play that pivotal fullback role in Kevin Stefanski’s scheme.

WIDE RECEIVER: Odell Beckham Jr./Jarvis Landry/Damion Ratley | Depth: Taywan Taylor/KhaDarel Hodge/JoJo Natson/DJ Montgomery/J’Mon Moore

Money Invested: $33.487M | Percentage of Cap: 16.9% | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: Beckham Jr. and Landry are obvious top-tier pass catching options but don’t be surprised to see the Browns grab a receiver on day two or three to slide in behind them.

TIGHT END: Austin Hooper/David Njoku | Depth: Stephen Carlson/Pharaoh Brown

Money Invested: $8.456M | Percentage of Cap: 4.3% | Need Level: NONE

Overview: Kevin Stefanski likes to use multiple tight end sets and the tandem of Hooper and Njoku are sure to give defenses a slurry of matchup issues.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Chris Hubbard/Jack Conklin | Depth: Kendall Lamm/Malcolm Pridgeon

Money Invested: $14.862M | Percentage of Cap: 7.5% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Jack Conklin was added in free agency to patch up that right side but who is going to man Baker Mayfield’s blindside? Left tackle is a position of interest at pick No.10.

OFFENSIVE GUARD: Joel Bitonio/Wyatt Teller | Depth: Drew Forbes/Colby Gossett

Money Invested: $11.142M | Percentage of Cap: 5.6% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Bitonio is one of the league’s best at left guard but right guard is an obvious position of need for Cleveland.

CENTER: JC Tretter | Depth: Evan Brown/Willie Wright/Lo Falemaka

Money Invested: $11.195M | Percentage of Cap: 5.6% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Tretter is a consistent leader in the middle of that offensive line.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Larry Ogunjobi/Sheldon Richardson | Depth: Andrew Billings/Eli Ankou/Justin Zimmer/Daniel Ekuale

Money Invested: $21.795M | Percentage of Cap: 11% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Ogunjobi and Richardson proved to be a promising duo inside and the newly-added Billings provides some added run-stuffing depth.

EDGE RUSHER: Myles Garrett/Olivier Vernon/Adrian Clayborn | Depth: Chad Thomas/Brandin Bryant/Trevon Young

Money Invested: $30.64M | Percentage of Cap: 15.5% | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: Myles Garrett is obviously a stud and Clayborn was added as depth but the Browns are looking for insurance on the edge in case Olivier Vernon has another disappointing year.

LINEBACKER: BJ Goodson/Mack Wilson/Tae Davis | Depth: Robert McCray/Sione Takitaki/Willie Harvey/Jermaine Grace/Porter Gustin

Money Invested: $7.518M | Percentage of Cap: 3.8% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: The Browns were willing and able to let Joe Schobert walk because of the promise shown by rookie Mack Wilson last season. BJ Goodson was added here but there’s no doubt it’s still a position of need.

CORNERBACK: Denzel Ward/Greedy Williams/Terrance Mitchell | Depth: Kevin Johnson/Donnie Lewis/Robert Jackson/Donovan Olumba/Tavierre Thomas

Money Invested: $19.324M | Percentage of Cap: 9.7% | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: The Browns have invested two high picks at cornerback the last two years in Ward and Williams. Former first round pick Kevin Johnson was signed to provide depth but they could look to grab another corner in the late rounds.

SAFETY: Karl Joseph/Andrew Sendejo | Depth: Sheldrick Redwine/JT Hassell/Montrel Meander

Money Invested: $6.721M | Percentage of Cap: 3.4% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Joseph and Sendejo were signed as short-term bandaids on their backend. It’s not a matter of ‘if’ they decide to bring someone in, it’s more of ‘when’.

KICKER: Austin Seibert | Money Invested: $0.740M | Percentage of Cap: 0.4% | Need Level: HIGH

PUNTER: Jamie Gillan | Money Invested: $0.678M | Percentage of Cap: 0.3% | Need Level: LOW

LONG SNAPPER: Charley Hughlett | Money Invested: $1M | Percentage of Cap: 0.5% | Need Level: LOW

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