Anyone who watched the Cleveland Browns stumble to a 4-12 record in Pat Shurmur’s first season as head coach can attest to the fact that the Browns have a number of needs that they must address if they intend to seriously contend for the Playoffs in the ultra-competitive AFC North. The Browns have already addressed one of their five biggest needs by bringing in former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress to serve as the team’s offensive coordinator next season. What are the Browns’ four other biggest areas of need?
1.) Wide Receiver
To their credit, the vast majority of Browns fans still remain loyal to the team despite over a decade of frustration and only one playoff appearance since their return to the league in 1999. However, this loyalty will be severely tested if the Browns fail to upgrade their wide receiving corps during this offseason.
Despite ending the previous season with little talent at wide receiver, the Browns did not do enough to improve the depth a...