Below is an attempt by me to identify players who may fit the Browns scheme or fit trends I have identified in their past player acquisitions. Obviously AB hasn’t been doing this that long and I am no expert so take this with a sizeable grain of salt. Hopefully, I get some of these right so I do not look incredibly stupid.
Running Back- The only RB the Browns have drafted is Felton the other backs on the roster were inherited by this regime. Stef likes to target Hunt in the pass game and gave targets to Felton. Look for RBs who can factor in the passing game.
Fits- Rachaad White, Max Borghi, Kyren Williams, James Cook ,Tyler Badie
Non Fits- Tyler Allegier, De’Vonte Price , Abram Smith
Wide receiver- The seem to value athletic traits over more polished players. Ex DPJ over Kj Hiil and Hodgins , Schwartz over St.Brown
Fits- Danny Gray, Christian Watson, Calvin Austin, Alec Pierce, Kevin Austin Jr
Non Fits- Justyn Ross, Kyle Phillips, John Metchie, Josh Johnson, Javon Haliegh, David Bell
Tight Ends-Not sure Stef has met a TE he didn’t like. However, we do seem to like players who can be versatile in alignment Pure in line players may not fit.
Fits- Greg Dulcich, Jelani Woods, Isaiah Likely
Non Fits- Daniel Bellinger, Jake Ferguson, Cade Otton
OL- Movement skills, players who can block in space
Fits- Zach Tom, Tyler Linderbaum, Braxton Jones, Zion Johnson, Can Jurgens, Donovon West, Jason Poe, Cole Strange
Non-Fits- Cordell Volson, Sean Rhyan, Tyler Smith, Jamaree Slayer, Chris Paul
Edge- Edge players with speed and bend Ex. Winovich, Taak or players that can kick down to the inside in nickle ex, Clowney, Clayborn
Fits- Nik Bonitto, Drake Jackson, Boye Mafe, Deangelo Malone, Amare Barno, Cam Thomas, David Ojabo, Josh Paschal, Sam Williams
Non Fits- Myjai Sanders, George Karlaftis, Kingsley Enagbare, Michael Clemons
IDL- Players with some theoretical pass rushing upside. Outside of the Billings signing the other interior additions have had some pass rushing upside and weren’t pure run down players Elliot over leki foku, Togai over Nixon. Signing Jackson, Mcdowell, Taven Bryan.
Fits- Devonte Wyatt, Haskell Garrett, Thomas Booker, Mathew Butler, Phidarian Mathis, Logan Hall, Perion Winfrey, Eyioma Uwazurike,
Non-Fits- Jordan Davis, Neil Farrell, Noah Elliss, Marquan McCall, Otito Ogbonna
LBs- Speed EX- JOK, Fields, Philips
Fits- Channing Tindall, Nakobe Dean, Leo Chenal, Quay Walker, Demarco Jackson, Damone Clark, Christian Harris, Chad Muma, Malcom Rodriquez, Brandon Smith
Non Fits- Mike Rose, Jack Sanborn, Nephi Sewell, Darrian Beavers
CBS-Outside Corners with size, slot defenders need to tackle.
Fits- Jaylon Armor-Davis, Josh Jobe, Taariq Woolen, Zyon McCollum Andrew Booth, Martin Emerson,
Kyler Gordon, Trent McDuffie, Joshua Williams
Non-Fits- Roger McCreary, Cordelle Flott, Kalon Barnes
Safety- Have acquired a lot of physical safeties- Ex Johson, Sendejo, Joseph, Harrison. Also can’t rule out a freak show athlete Ex. Delpit
Fits - Nick Cross, Lewis Cine, Bryan Cook, Yusuf Corker, Dax Hill, Jt Woods, Tycen Andersen
Non-Fits- Dane Belton, Bubba Bolden, Leon O’neal, Verone Mckinley, Markuese Bell