Top waiver wire pickups the Cleveland Browns will consider

The Cleveland Browns are in the favorable position of having first dibs on any player they want from the waiver wire. If you are unclear on it Womens David Njoku Jersey , think of it this way: if there were 5 players who Cleveland wanted to claim, they could place a waiver claim on all 5 players and be guaranteed every single one of them, regardless of what the other 31 teams in the NFL did. That is one of the benefits of finishing with the worst record in the NFL.How beneficial can those waiver claims be? Last year, Cleveland claimed WR Reggie Davis, CB Mike Jordan, NT T.Y. McGill, WR Kasen Williams, and QB Josh Woodrum. That probably isn’t the best way to get excited about having a top waiver priority, knowing that none of those guys panned out. But those were also selections made under Sashi Brown, not John Dorsey. So, which players could be of interest to Cleveland? Let’s take a look at some of the hot names out there.Tier 1 IntrigueOG Nico Siragusa (6-0, 320 lbs) - Siragusa was a 4th round pick by the Ravens in 2017, but tore his ACL, MCL, and PCOL during training camp in 2017. He returned to camp this year and was doing pretty well, but didn’t make the final roster.DE Steven Means (6-3, 263 lbs) - A 5th round pick in 2013, Means is a 27-year old player who has bounced around the league, seldom playing meaningful action. He has been with the Eagles since 2015, but doesn’t have enough accrued seasons to keep him off the waiver wire. This preseason, Means drew headlines with the Eagles for logging a team-high 4 sacks Womens Nick Chubb Jersey , including 3 in the preseason finale.OLB Vince Biegel (6-3, 246 lbs) - This is the obligatory “he has ties to Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith” mention. Biegal was a 4th round pick by the Packers last year. He suffered a fracture in his foot during the offseason, keeping him on the PUP list until early November. In 9 games, he logged 16 tackles. This preseason, he had 11 tackles, 1 for a loss.Tier 2 IntrigueFB Dimitri Flowers (6-2, 248 lbs) - Flowers was with the Jets in training camp as a fullback/H-back, but he is getting the honorable mention here simply because he was Baker Mayfield’s fullback in college. He is a versatile player and had a good pass-blocking grade this preseason.WR Braxton Miller (6-2, 215 lbs) - Hue Jackson’s most prized success in two years as the Browns’ head coach was how he got Terrelle Pryor to play wide receiver in 2016. Miller, a former 3rd round pick, has worked at the position already for two years, but it wasn’t enough for Houston.DL Carl Davis (6-5, 327 lbs) - A 3rd round pick by the Ravens in 2015, Davis has been bothered by injuries the past two years. He can improve the Browns’ depth on the defensive line, although it seems less likely they’ll need the help at the position after Saturday’s trade.LB Scooby Wright (6-0, 239 lbs) - Drafted by the Browns in 2016, the Arizona Cardinals signed him off Cleveland’s practice squad in December of that year and have had him since.S Godwin Igwebuike (6-0, 190 lbs) - The Buccaneers paid him a $100,000 bonus to sign with them as an undrafted free agent.—Also, even though he is not subject to waivers (due to having accrued four seasons), FB Ryan Hewitt was released by the Bengals and had a couple of years working with Hue Jackson.It can be tough to sift through over 1 Authentic Duke Johnson Jersey ,000 names of players who were cut. This thread on Reddit tries to highlight some of the bigger names (but note that not all players are subject to waivers).Who Would You Like to See?Let us know which players you’d like to see the Browns claim off waivers this year. We should know by 12:00 PM ET on Sunday who Cleveland is claiming. Because they have first dibs, though, we might hear news about their pickups sooner than that. Use this as an open thread to initially discuss all of Sunday’s options.Browns lock up No. 4 pick Denzel Ward The Cleveland Browns signed rookie cornerback Denzel Ward to a four-year slotted rookie contract, general manager John Dorsey announced during a press conference on Wednesday.“We have come to an agreement with (DB) Denzel Ward and his representatives,” Dorsey said during his introductory remarks. “That will be executed here pretty soon. “Again, that will be moving forward. That is important, too, because those guys want to be here and they want to compete.”Ward was the final domino to fall, solidifying the Browns’ 2018 draft class one day before the team’s training camp kicks off in Berea. Ward then reported to camp on schedule with his teammates on Wednesday.Ward’s deal is for four years, with a fifth-year team option, and includes a $29 million total salary with another $19.2 million in a signing bonus, per AP’s Tom Withers.Having the young speedster defensive back in camp on time is a good feeling. Ward, the fourth-overall pick in April’s draft, figures to play heavily in Gregg Williams’ revamped secondary. The group lacked speed in recent years, so upon arrival Dorsey has made it a point to invest in faster players capable of hanging with receivers for longer periods, allowing Williams’ pass rush more time to get to the quarterback.Although young cornerbacks tend to lag behind in their rookie seasons, that’s not the rule, and shouldn’t be for a player drafted in the top five. The sooner Ward can get on the field playing meaningful snaps, the better. Cleveland’s secondary needs all the help it can get.