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Ndamukong Suh to the Cleveland Browns would wreak havoc on the AFC

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This past season the Cleveland Browns had one of their best years in recent history. Nearly no one expected them to be a good football team. They proved their haters wrong, going 7-8-1, finishing third in the AFC North division. It was the first time the team finished higher than fourth in their division since 2010.
Over the past decade or so, the Browns’ lack of winning has been the butt of many jokes. Over the past three seasons, they had won a total of four games. They also lost 44. The fact that this could even happen is just ridiculous. Ownership knew that some changes needed to be made.
They started the season 2-5-1 under head coach Hue Jackson. Everything seemed to be going downhill once again. The organization decided to let him go and promote Gregg Williams to the head coaching position. The team was still playing poorly, and it was time for a change.
Once Williams was brought in, the entire culture of the team seemed to change. They closed out the season with five wins and only three losses.
Their rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield found success in the regime change. He finished the season with over 3,725 yards thrown with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. It was one of the best performances under center in team history.

On defense, the Browns showed more effort as well. Their success during last season gives hope for a promising future. Last season, the team only allowed 24.5 points per game. That ranked 21st overall in the NFL.

The defense has a plethora of young pieces. Their linebacking core, headlined by Jamie Collins and Joe Schobert, had a combined 207 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions, and 16 tackles for loss. Defensive backs Denzel Ward and Damarious Randall combined for seven interceptions and 20 pass deflections. Defensive end Myles Garrett had 13.5 sacks.

The only thing that Cleveland is missing is an immovable force at nose tackle. A player who can stop the run with ease. Someone who can fill in the gaps on defense. An athlete who can be a veteran presence on a young team.

Ndamukong Suh would fit this role perfectly. Since coming into the league, Suh has been one of the best defensive linemen in the game. His length and size allow him to plow through the offensive line. His ability to stop running backs at the first level is what makes him so effective.

The Los Angeles Rams had every ounce of trust in Suh in 2018. One of the big reasons they were able to make it to the Super Bowl was because of him. During the regular season, Suh collected 49 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and four pass deflections. Even though those numbers aren’t spectacular, his impact was insurmountable.

Acquiring Suh just makes too much sense for Cleveland. They have over $80 million to work with. They have the cap space to get who they need. Next season, they have every intention of becoming a playoff contender. Suh would solidify those chances and allow their defense to flourish.