In what Browns owner Jimmy Haslam called “the crucial offseason” via Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal, they possess the ability to select a franchise quarterback, a litany of offensive weapons to surround him with and add those to a core of six Pro Bowl players already on the team.
When looking at players who are entering the NFL draft you have to try to imagine their projection. In other words, what player could they most be like at the next level?
Sometimes it is easier to envision than others, but it is the task that NFL scouts and front-office personnel get paid handsomely to do.
The Browns have the ability to set themselves up for five years of legitimate contention in this offseason. The talent is available, and they have the ammunition to make it happen.
The real question is whether or not the Browns front office is capable of hitting a home run when the bases are loaded. This is the same group who botched their first head coaching hire and selected just two semi-productive players in the entire 2013 draft.
Only time will tell if they can find the players who will fit this roster best. Luckily for you, we can pontificate all we want in the media, so let’s do it.
Here are some players who would fill the Browns' biggest needs in the 2014 draft.