2. Cleveland Browns
The safety position for the Cleveland Browns faced plenty of reason for optimism after the team used the No. 44 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to draft former LSU standout Grant Delpit.
With the Browns selecting Delpit, the thought was that losing Demarious Randall to the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency wouldn’t be too bad. Unfortunately, Delpit has since suffered a torn Achilles injury and will be unable to play during what should have been his rookie campaign.
The Browns have relied on Sheldrick Redwine in training camp more as a result of Delpit’s season-ending injury. Cleveland is expected to use Redwine in the hybrid safety role that Delpit was supposed to fill.
Managing to sign Earl Thomas would give the Browns an upgrade at the jack-of-all trades kind of safety role. It would help Redwine–a second-year safety–not have to be relied upon so heavily for a team needing to compete in a tough AFC North division.