As the Cleveland Browns and their fans begin to turn an eye to the 2014 season, you can’t help but wonder what might have been. Could things have been different?
What if the Browns had a franchise quarterback this season? What if they had another weapon at wide receiver to compliment Josh Gordon? What if the protection would have been better?
An improved offense certainly may have helped the defense out by keeping them off the field and may have even won a few games on their own.
Last season the front office revamped the defense and this year a complete overhaul of the offense is anticipated.
If there is a quarterback the Browns like, they have the ammunition to go get him. They will most likely add another weapon or two at wide receiver and focus on improving the run and pass blocking.
The Browns do not have to address all of these needs with their 10 draft picks because they also have about $23 million in salary cap room to spend in free agency. But as Browns fans saw with outside linebacker Paul Kruger, big contracts don’t always equal big production.
So here are five players the Browns could target in the 2014 draft to help them make the leap from perennial loser to legitimate franchise once again.