The Browns closed the 2018 season on an upswing and have both cap space and draft picks to spare in 2019 Orange Jaelen Strong Jersey
, which has led some to predict that 2019 is the year when they finally break through for both a winning record and a trip to the postseason.That may be the case, but General Manager John Dorsey said Thursday that he does not plan to blow through a lot of that cap space in order to help things along. Dorsey said at a press conference from Scouting Combine in Indianapolis that the team still has to work on building its foundation so that they are positioned to win consistently rather than going all out for the brass ring right now.“I don’t think we’re a team yet to go for it,” Dorsey said, via Ohio.com. “We have a young Jaelen Strong Jersey 2019
, talented team. Let’s build a foundation here, let’s build a team of substance. We’re not done yet in terms of getting this thing right. Every year we want to win, that’s the overarching goal. I’m not going to go out and waste a whole bunch of money because I have to think three and four years down the road. I just can’t think for the immediate future.”They are projected to have around $78 million in cap space and own 12 picks in the draft, so they are well positioned to take another step forward even if Dorsey isn’t throwing money around wildly next month. It’s possible that the Browns might have never gotten themselves into position for the playoffs — and it’s important to remember they’re not there yet — without the pick-hoarding of the previous administration.But after swinging a deal for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Cleveland Browns JC Tretter Jersey
, the Browns will find themselves in an unusual role on draft weekend — as spectators for much longer than they’re used to.When you stink the way they have in recent years, not only do you have high first-rounders, your seconds are premium picks too. But as noted by Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America, the Browns have no picks in the top 40 of this year’s draft Womens JC Tretter 2019 Jersey
, after having 14 such picks in the previous five drafts.In the last five drafts, the Browns have had 11 first-rounders, along with the 33rd overall pick and the 35th twice.This year, they lack a first-rounder for the first time since 2008 Antonio Callaway Jersey Stitched
, and won’t pick until the 49th overall spot and 80th on the second day. They still have three fifths, a sixth, and a seventh, but they no longer have such draft capital as they’ve enjoyed in the past.They have players this time.