Lost: S T.J. Ward
Extra points: Buster Skrine remains the starter opposite Joe Haden at corner, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing given Skrine’s growth last season. But coach Mike Pettine has talked about it being difficult to ask a player to play outside and then move inside to play nickel. It’s only a few yards, but Pettine seems to want Skrine to stick to one spot. That means adding a corner would be important. At safety, the team is set with Whitner and Tashaun Gipson.
Draft likelihood: High, for a corner.
Then there's this ...
Last DB drafted by the Browns: Leon McFadden in the third round in 2013.
Last first-round DB drafted: Haden, taken seventh overall in 2010.
Last DB taken fourth overall: Charles Woodson, in 1998, by Oakland.
Last three DBs taken fourth: Woodson and Kenny Easley (1981) are the only two.
Last DB taken 26th overall: Lito Sheppard, by Philadelphia in 2006.
Last three DBs taken 26th: Sheppard, Jamar Fletcher (2001), Fernando Bryant (1999).