We know their needs: quarterback, wide receiver, running back, offensive linemen, linebacker, and I could keep going, but I'll stop there. You get the picture: It looks bleak.
But there is talent on their roster, and there are some reasons to be optimistic about the future.
General manager Michael Lombardi and his scouting staff—more commonly known as Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner's staff—have 10 draft picks to work with once May comes around.
With those picks, the tide of the hapless Browns could be changed forever. Or they could set the team back another five years, especially if they get them wrong, and Haslam decides they haven't shown enough progress and cans the lot of them.
That would be a disaster.
Instead of thinking about the worst, let's hope for the best and hope the following prospects are beeping loudly on the Browns brain trust's radar.