Cleveland Browns 2009 Draft Preview


Published: April 8, 2009


... Browns will be looking to rebuild the roster through the draft.

It is easy to see that the Browns are in need of improving a defense that has not been able to stop the run or put pressure on the QB ever since returning to the NFL in 1999.

To do so, the Browns will be looking to restock the linebacker and defensive end positions.

In addition, the offense will need some improving as well, especially since a few of the team's major weapons are gone (Kellen Winslow, Joe Jurevicius and most likely Donte Stallworth) via trade, release or incarceration.

The aging Jamal Lewis also can't carry the entire load, so the running back position needs to be addressed as well.

Currently the Browns have only five selections in the draft, although they hold 3 of the top 50 picks. However, they might not be done acquiring more picks, with the rumors of trade scenarios involving Braylon Edwards, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn.

With that being said,...

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