Browns essentially swapped Andy Lee, 2019 7th-rounder for Jarvis Landry
The Cleveland Browns finally made an offseason splash with a couple of big-name signings before the start of the new NFL year. They kicked off the day by trading for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick and seventh-round pick in 2019.
It goes without saying that the acquisition of Landry came at a steal for the Browns. However, according to Evan Silva of Rotoworld, it was an even better deal for Cleveland considering what they gave up in retrospect:
Browns had 101 and 123 in the 4th round, so they parted with their lower fourth-rounder in the deal for Jarvis Landry. This is the pick Browns acquired for P Andy Lee in the trade with Panthers. Lee is now with the Cardinals. So Cleveland wound up getting Jarvis Landry for Andy Lee and a 2019 7th-rounder.
It is always a win if one team can manage to fill a huge void in their player personnel for next season. However, acquiring a player of Landry’s caliber for next to nothing has to have Browns fans giddy about their rebuild moving forward.
The three-time Pro Bowler was one of the best wideouts in the 2017 NFL season. He finished by hauling in a league-leading 112 receptions for 987 yards and nine touchdowns. Perhaps even more impressive was that he was the lone bright spot in an otherwise lackluster Dolphins offense.
Jarvis Landry has shown his ability to perform at a high level despite whoever is playing under center. Fortunately, the Browns addressed that issue as well by trading for Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor later in the day.