The Browns found a pass rusher.
I feel like I’ve waited a decade to say that. Actually, it has been longer, since Jamir Miller retired with a ruptured Achilles after the 2001 season.
But they might not have found the pass rusher. And that could sound alarming, considering the Browns’ financial commitment to the star of their 2013 free-agent class, the first signee of the new regime.
The addition of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger should not eliminate the possibility the Browns will select another outside linebacker who can terrorize quarterbacks with the sixth pick in the draft. In fact, it should mean they should grab Oregon’s Dion Jordan, Georgia’s Jarvis Jones or BYU defensive end Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah.
With a rotation of Kruger, converted defensive end Jabaal Sheard, Quentin Groves (the former Arizona Cardinals linebacker who agreed to terms Wednesday) and Jordan/Jones/Ansah at the two outside linebacker spots, the Browns could put together a front seven opponents would fear.
Kruger and Jordan/Jones/Ansah would both be stars.
Browns get a pass rusher, but should not stop there
Akron Beacon Journal | Mar 14