Browns moving Damarious Randall to safety and he’s fine with that

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Damarious Randall isn’t just getting a new team, he’s getting a new position.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the former Packers cornerback will convert to safety for the Browns after last week’s trade, a shift he’s amenable to.

The Browns acquired Randall in exchange for quarterback DeShone Kizer, the two teams swapping disappointing high picks.

Randall fell out of favor with the Packers coaches last season, but the Browns think that having him in the middle of the secondary will have multiple benefits. First,he played safety in college and may simply be more comfortable there. Also, it allows second-year safety Jabrill Peppers to play closer to the line of scrimmage, and if they continue to add at cornerback in free agency, it strengthens the entire secondary.

With the cap space they have, the Browns are expected to pursue some of the top names, including Trumaine Johnson and Bashaud Breeland.

10 responses to “Browns moving Damarious Randall to safety and he’s fine with that

  1. Well, this is a pretty good indication that the Browns will take Barkley #1 and a QB with the #4 pick. If they were going to take QB at #1, then Minkah Fitzpatrick would have likely been the pick at #4 to be the starting FS, not Randall.

  2. Looks like the Browns are smarter than the Packers – putting Randall back to the safety position he played in college.

    What can the Packers do with Kizer? Well, that staff did a wonderful job coaching up Hundley in the three years he’s been there….

  3. Smart, I never understood why the Packers took him in the first place since they had Clinton-Dix and Burnett on the backend, and forcing him to chance position wasted his talent imo. He was alright at CB but has the potential to be a force at safety.

  4. Throw a massive contract at Kirk and Trumaine Johnson, draft Saquan at 1 and Minkah Fitzpatrick at 4, and you honestly might have a team go from defeated to pushing for a wild card spot.

  5. Dude can’t cover. You have to play him at safety.

    And what will the Packers do with Kizer you ask gtodriver? Not pay him and have him act as the back up quarterback instead of paying a few million towards a vet in FA. They got rid of a guy scared to tackle, who can’t cover man to man, cover 2, play the slot etc. For a backup qb, and 26 slots in the draft. Seems okay with me.

  6. All I’ll say to this is, the Packers scheme was so prehistoric and absolutely inept, I think its impossible to judge what Randall may or may not be.

    He looked like an adequate corner as 2017 wound down.

    The Packers pulled the plug too early, IMO.

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