Is Eagles DT Javon Hargrave the ideal free agent for the Browns?

As NFL free agency nears, the Cleveland Browns will look to be aggressive in signing both cheap depth pieces, and some big-named starters to jumpstart their roster back into playoff contention. And as we approach the frenzy, ESPN has named Javon Hargrave, defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, as the free agent the Browns must sign.

ESPN had this to say about the pairing of the Browns and Hargrave:

“If Jim Schwartz is your defensive coordinator, you need to be able to get to the quarterback with four guys. If you want to get to the quarterback with four guys, you need strong pass-rushers in the interior. Enter Hargrave, who had 11 sacks last season and a pass rush win rate (PRWR) of 17.2% when lined up in the interior (third in the NFL). There’s also familiarity, as Schwartz’s time as defensive coordinator in Philadelphia crossed over with Hargrave’s time with the team in 2020.”

Free agency is set to begin next week. It will be interesting to see how it pans out for the Browns.

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Story originally appeared on Browns Wire