The Cleveland Browns’ signing of safety Rahim Moore on March 17th didn’t cause any ground-breaking news coverage or onslaught of media tweets, but it’s still significant.
The former Texans’ and Broncos’ player had his time cut short in Houston after one disappointing season which saw him get benched.
Now in Cleveland, Moore is going to try to find the abilities which allowed him to start for Denver after being a 2nd round pick in 2011. He’ll also aim to help improve a Browns’ pass defense which was one of just twelve teams to allow more than 4,000 yards passing.
A good pass rush and coverage in the short to middle part of the field is always a help when talking pass defense. To get that, they should look no further than the linebacker out of UCLA.
Myles Jack is the draft’s best linebacker, and would be even if Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith were healthy.
Along with being one of the worst pass defending teams in the league, the Browns also finished fifth worst in the NFL with just 29 sacks all of last year. Jack will immediately help to boost those numbers, and lower the ability of opposing receivers to operate in the short and medium passing ranges.
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