5 Moves the Cleveland Browns Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

5 Moves the Browns Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books and the Cleveland Browns turn their focus from GM Ray Farmer to new head coach Mike Pettine. With what has turned into a roller coaster ride of an offseason for the organization, the Browns need to get to work in efforts to climb out of the AFC North basement.

5. Get Players Signed

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5. Get Players Signed

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The Browns have enough work to get in before the start of the 2014-15 season. With yet another new offensive and defensive look, the organization can't waste any time getting players in and ready to compete.

4. Figure Out the Offensive Line

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4. Figure out the Offensive Line

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Although the line is touted as one of the team's strong points, having 20 different starting quarterbacks over the last 15 seasons doesn't back it up. The Browns grabbed some help for Pro Bowlers Alex Mack and Joe Thomas, now they just have to figure out who goes where and try to get them in unison.

3. Added depth at the MLB position

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3. Added depth at the MLB position

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The Browns are lacking a big-time play-maker at the middle linebacker spot. The pick up of Karlos Dansby after releasing D'Qwell Jackson is an improvement and drafting Christian Kirksey is a big upgrade over Craig Robertson, who struggled immensely dropping back in coverage. The problem: the Browns' 3-4 scheme calls for a deep LB core, after Dansby and Kirksey, the Browns are thin.

2. Decide who their starting QB is

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2. Decide who their starting QB is

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Although rumors have said the job is Brian Hoyer's to lose, it's going to be hard to keep Johnny "Football" down. Who ever the Browns go with, they need to make the decision early and get that guy as many reps with the first team as possible.

1. Find a No.1 and/or a No. 2 WR

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1. Find a No.1 and/or a No. 2 WR

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With the rumors swirling regarding Pro Bowler Josh Gordon and how many games he'll miss this season, the Browns are in desperate need to find some proven receivers. Regardless of who the Browns go with at quarterback, if he doesn't have weapons, it's going to be a long season.

Update: The Cleveland Browns picked up FA Miles Austin and Earl Bennett

Bonder Carthen is a Cleveland Browns writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @BonderIII, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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