The Browns’ strategy for rebuilding their team is all about adding quantity in the draft: They made so many trades that they had a league-high 14 picks in this year’s draft, and they’ve already traded for extra first-, second- and fifth-round picks in the 2017 NFL draft.
But adding quantity only helps if you also add quality. Based on their 53-man roster, it appears that the Browns think they’ve done that as well.
All 14 players the Browns drafted this year are on the 53-man roster, an impressive indication that the team didn’t whiff on any of those picks. Two undrafted free agents also made the roster, meaning 30 percent of the Browns’ players are rookies.
Of course, the whole reason the Browns wanted so many draft picks is that they thought they had a lot of holes on their roster. Keeping 14 draft picks doesn’t make the Browns a good team. It’s just an indication that after four months of seeing their draft picks work, they have no regrets.