NFL Draft Wrap Up: Cleveland Browns Remodel the Defensive Roster

April 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Browns defense has been remodeled this offseson with free agent pickups, trade acquisitions, and draft picks joining the team. Lets take a look at how these changes have affected the composition of the roster and what might be left for the collective brain-trust to do prior to the season opener.
Defensive Line:
Nose Tackle:
Starter:  Shaun Rogers: Considered the Browns best defensive player and is an athletic marvel. He is the team's best penetrating defensive lineman and might be more effective at defensive end.
Backup: Ahtyba Rubin: Very effective at filling the gaps in run defense and has the confidence of Rob Ryan.
Defensive Tackle:
Starter:   Robaire Smith: Excellent player who had 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks last year in return from Achilles tendon injury.
Backup: Brian Schaefring: Promising rookie last year had 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Defensive End:
Starter:   Kenyon Coleman: Di...

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