The Cleveland Browns will enter the 2011 NFL season with some huge questions surrounding the state of their franchise and their players. Cleveland will officially welcome in the Pat Shurmur era when football activities finally resume, and there are still plenty of holes to fill within the active roster.
Many veterans will be leaving the Browns franchise due to free agency, trades or a "cleaning of house" that is expected to take place once the organization and players are allowed to communicate. However, with the departure of older players comes the arrival of new talent.
The following slideshow breaks down the five biggest needs for the Browns during the shortened free agency period of 2011 and what the current state of the team is at each position. Potential free agency targets will not be listed in this article as contracts are still unclear and a free agency rules are not yet in place.