The NFL Draft is an exciting time due to how a team can build their future. It is also a trap for teams who fail themselves and their selections, and the Cleveland Browns need to be careful.
While teams work tirelessly to find the next part of their future core, said teams have to find the players that simply do not fit the team’s plan. Whether the player is a scheme fit, has the requisite talent or can overcome flaws plays a massive part in the selection.
With the Browns, the team finally has some level of luxury. There are not a lot of holes on the roster, meaning general manager Andrew Berry can truly select the best player available. There can be more risks with projects and such, as rookies do not have to make an immediate impact. This gives the team a great deal of flexibility, but it also is a curse.
Browns have very few roster holes to plug
Andrew Berry has to navigate through this class and determine the players with the highest upside without the need to reach, and that is the key thought behind this list. This is not necessarily about the prospects themselves. I could reasonably talk myself into some of these prospects due to development. However, these are the guys that I think are risks at the wrong spot. It’s no slight against these players and their abilities, but there are a time and a place to gamble on upside and positional value.
Here are three players that the Browns should avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft.