Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
This is the big one ladies and gentlemen.
Cleveland's switching to defensive coordinator Ray Horton's 3-4 base means that the need for pass rushing outside linebackers just jumped up the to-do list.
Horton's multiple front scheme requires athletic quarterback attackers who have the versatility to put their hand in the dirt or drop back into coverage.
There is no sure fire answer on this roster right now.
Jabaal Sheard and Billy Winn look like they may be able to adapt. Youngsters Craig Robertson, L.J. Fort and James-Michael Johnson are still raw, but show a strong upside.
Veteran Chris Gocong would be a definite yes before his Achilles injury in last year's training camp. Is he capable of a full recovery?
The theme is a lot of maybes and what-ifs. That points to the Cleveland Browns dipping into both free agency and the draft to tighten up this LB corps.
Dallas' Anthony Spencer (29), Baltimore's Paul Kruger (27) and Cincinnati's Manny Lawson (28) are three of the more desirable free agents coming on the market.
Both Spencer and Kruger had stellar breakout campaigns in 2012. The difference being that the Baltimore Ravens OLB is two years younger.
The Superbowl champions can't keep everyone and grabbing a key piece of their defense may be too much for the Browns to resist.
Coming off a down year and never recording more than 6.5 sacks in a single season, Lawson would be the less splashy consolation prize.
He's a good option for depth, but does not significantly improve the pass rush.
Although listed as a defensive end, Damontre Moore (Texas A&M) did successfully play in a 3-4 as an outside linebacker combo type in 2011.
His lean build, quickness and 6'4", 250-pound size makes a strong case that the Aggie can thrive in the Browns hybrid scheme.
Jarvis Jones (Georgia) absolutely fits the bill as a nasty attacker; however, the spinal stenosis condition turns him into a high risk first-round pick.
Other possible contributors to choose from include likely mid-round OLB candidates Jamie Collins (Southern Mississippi) and Etienne Sabino (Ohio State).
Each are high motor blitzers that need to clean up various parts of their game to become stars at the NFL level.