Pre-Draft Team Needs: Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns head into this year's draft with plenty of needs from both sides of the ball.

Players Added

Seneca Wallace/QB - It wouldn't be a surprise if he takes some snaps at wide receiver.

Jake Delhomme/QB - The veteran signal caller will start this season for the Browns. He brings tremendous enthusiasm for the job. The goal for Cleveland is to run the ball at least 25 times each game with Delhomme behind center. That would alleviate the need for Delhomme to try to win games on his arm.

Peyton Hillis/FB - The athletic fullback will compete for playing time against Lawrence Vickers.

Ben Watson/TE - He could wind up leading the team in receptions. Watson is capable of being move around in their offensive formations.

Tony Pashos/OT - He figures to start over veteran RT John St. Clair.

Eric Ghiaciuc/C - Ghiaciuc will compete for the top backup job at center.

Scott Fujita/LB - He'll line up inside Cleveland 3-4 scheme. Fujita will bring solid leadership to Cleveland's defense.

Chris Gocong/LB - He'll fit in much better with Cleveland's 3-4 defensive scheme. He seemed way out of position in Philadelphia's 4-3.

Sheldon Brown/CB - The 31-year old defensive back will play out the rest of his contract with the Cleveland Browns. Because of his age, it's not out of the question that Brown moves to free safety down the road.

John Bowie/CB - He was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 draft with the pick they received from the New England Patriots in the Randy Moss deal.

Players Lost

Brady Quinn/QB - The former first-round pick figures to be a backup this season with the Denver Broncos unless Kyle Orton struggles.

Derek Anderson/QB - He hasn't been the same since his surprisingly decent season in 2007. Still, Anderson will get a chance to play with the Arizona Cardinals if Matt Leinart struggles.

Jamal Lewis/RB - The team has turned the page on the aging back, but Lewis apparently still wants to play.

Donte' Stallworth/WR - He'll be playing with his fifth team in his last five seasons of play.

Mike Furrey/WR - Furrey, who has played receiver and safety over his seven-year career, fits in as a slot receiver.

Steve Heiden/TE - The veteran tight end, who was released earlier this year, battled injuries the past two seasons.

Michael Gaines/TE - His contract expired and is looking for a new team.

Hank Fraley/C - The team will miss his leadership. Fraley found a backup job with the St. Louis Rams.

Rex Hadnot/G - The veteran interior offensive lineman signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Ryan Tucker/OT - He said he's retiring, but has been suspended by the NFL for the first eight games of the 2010 season.

Corey Williams/DL - He was a bad fit for Cleveland 3-4 defensive scheme, so Williams was traded to the Detroit Lions, where he'll get to play in the 4-3 again.

Kamerion Wimbley/LB -  He was surprisingly traded to the Oakland Raiders. We could see more of second-year LB Marcus Benard with Wimbley out of the picture.

Alex Hall/LB - Hall barely played last season, but he'll get a chance to start at SLB with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brodney Pool/S - He'll compete for a starting job at free safety with the New York Jets.

Hank Poteat/CB - The journeyman defensive back fits in a dime role.

Pre-Draft Team Needs

Outside Linebacker - With the trade of Wimbley, the need for pass rushers with this team is even more dire than first thought.

Quarterback - If they don't get their starter of the future at this position soon, the odds of Delhomme starting in 2011 will increase.

Running Back - Jerome Harrison did a great job during his extended playing time last season, but it remains to be seen how the new front office views him--starter or backup?

Wide Receiver - Cleveland has plenty of jobs open at receiver. They also need to add speed there.

Free Safety - With Pool signing with the Jets, that leaves an opening at this position.

Other Issues to Address

Guard Depth

Defensive End Depth

Cornerback Depth

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