The Cleveland Browns are currently positioned in the upcoming NFL Draft to make their first selection when the No. 10 pick is on the clock. They should look to change that by trading up and then using that to select Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons.
Based on the current projections, the expectation for the Browns is that they will select an offensive tackle in the first round. They will likely be just out of position to select potentially dynamic defensive talents and will be positioned to select likely the third or fourth ranked offensive tackle.
There is a real need for the Browns to continue to improve on defense but it needs to be done from a long-term perspective, too. Signing a variety of veterans to one-year deals should provide help right away while still having the risk of losing many of them next offseason.
For a team that has linebacker arguably as its greatest need, it’s crucial to not wait too long to address the position with a middle of the pack talent. They need a special prospect that can set the tone for this position group to continue to build the defense as a whole.
With that being said, there are three reasons the Browns should consider a major trade up for Isaiah Simmons in the upcoming NFL Draft.