The Browns are Low on Options When it Comes to Fixing Their Hole at Linebacker

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There was a lot to like about Andrew Berry’s first draft with the Cleveland Browns. The rookie GM handled last weekend like a pro, avoiding the typical over-thinking seen from previous Browns regimes and instead displaying patience which often paid off in a big way.

Berry watched as his top-rated tackle — Jedrick Wills Jr. — fell right into his lap at tenth overall. He knew he could trade back a few picks on Day 2 and still grab a first-round talent in safety Grant Delpit.

Essentially, instead of panicking or trying to outsmart the room, Berry simply let the draft unfold around him in a way which allowed him to make solid roster additions at a great value.

All that said, there’s one notable misstep Berry made over the weekend.

Along with tackle and safety, one of the bigger holes on Cleveland’s roster was at linebacker. It was an issue Berry did little to address at the draft. Now that the dust from last weekend has settled, he’s likely realizing his options to fix this are now more limited than ever.

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Casey Drottar is an Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook


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