Last year the Cleveland Browns offseason focused on building up the offense. Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods had to cobble together young players and one-year rentals at several spots.
This year, the focus has shifted to Woods’ side of the ball. That was very evident on draft weekend, where the team added instant starters in first-round CB Greg Newsome and second-round LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, as well as other useful young talents who could make immediate impacts.
Woods himself didn’t speak but the Browns staff around him related his excitement about all the new toys at his disposal.
“Joe has been fired up,” director of player personnel Dan Saganey said Saturday about Woods. “I’ve seen him making the rounds. I’ve had my door shut for half of this, but I’ve had a couple of pounds on the door.”
That sentiment was echoed by national scout Charles Walls, who noted Woods,
“Was pretty psyched after the first pick, and then after the second pick, I don’t know if we could keep him together. Yeah, he’s pretty excited.”