Cleveland Browns 2011 Draft: Do Roster Cuts Have Influence on Drafting Process?

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns announced yesterday that the team has cut six veteran players in order to free up cap room and rebuild with an influx of younger talent.
The NFL draft is one of the key ways to get that talent into the organization and with four of the six roster cuts on the defensive side of the ball, it is reasonable to think that defense should be on the mind of the Browns front office.
Shaun Rogers was the most notable name to be sent away from Cleveland throughout the roster cuts and writers seem to wonder how Cleveland will go about replacing him.
The Browns will likely switch to a 4-3 defense in 2011, which leaves the question of who will fill in for the two linebackers and linemen that the Browns lost.
Athyba Rubin is expected to be the man to fill in one of those holes along the defensive line as his emergence in 2010 made the absence of Rogers seem irrelevant.
That leaves three more spots that need filling.
Cleveland owns the sixth overall pi...

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