The Cleveland Browns got some help for the defense on Day 2 of the NFL Draft by selecting cornerback Greedy Williams and linebacker Sione Takitaki.
John Dorsey getting help for the Cleveland Browns defense was inevitable. Especially considering the type of talent still available in rounds two and three. Adding reinforcements to the secondary and linebacking corps was crucial to improve the team.
Cleveland moved up from pick 49 to pick 46 to select cornerback Greedy Williams out of LSU. Williams was considering one of the best defensive backs available in this draft, but slipped a bit due to some concerns about his tackling ability. On the other hand Williams is considered the best cover corner available and that is what really matters. In the press conference following the pick John Dorsey echoed that same sentiment.
Pairing Greedy Williams with Denzel Ward will form a great tandem in the Browns secondary. The type of tandem that the Browns have been seeking for years now.
The Browns stood pat in the third round and selected linebacker Sione Takitaki out of Brigham Young University with the 80th overall pick. Takitaki will bring physicality and a ton of energy to the Cleveland defense. While some feel that this was an overdraft, it is important to remember that not every draft board looks the same. Some players are higher on certain draft boards than they are others. There have been some comparisons to Bobby Wagner in regards to playing style. If Takitaki is anything remotely close to Wagner this is a great draft pick.
Cleveland should be able to build upon their draft picks on Day 3. John Dorsey should do some more wheeling and dealing as the team has more draft picks than spots on the roster. There are only so many rookies a team can have and some more moves to select higher quality players could be in order on Day 3.