John Dorsey's latest moves in a scorched-earth roster sweep leave a scenario wherein the Browns might have less than 10 players on the autumn roster who were in Cleveland before he was.
BEREA Whoopty ... what?
A whopping two dozen draft picks poured into Berea with Sashi Brown's 2016-17 talent roundups. A shocking half dozen are still with the Browns.
But wait. There's more.
Regardless of what happens between now and opening day, at least 40 of the 53 players on the 2019 roster will have been acquired since March 1 of last year.
So goes the mind-boggling math in John Dorsey's roster revolution.
Talk about popular revolutions. A franchise that finished an 0-16 season 15 months ago is widely favored to win the AFC North.
Even while Freddie Kitchens asks everyone to cool it, he lauds the upheaval.
"Yeah, our roster looks great on paper," Kitchens said Monday. "Whoopty-hell, all right? We better be a good team."
With Monday's trade of Emmanuel Ogbah and release of Derrick Kindred, Ricardo Louis and Howard Wilson, the only players left from Brown's sprawling and quite recent drafts are Myles Garrett, David Njoku, Larry Ogunjobi, Joe Schobert, Seth DeValve and Rashard Higgins.
Sashi-era draft picks moved off Dorsey's roster within the last few weeks include a first-rounder (Jabrill Peppers), a second-rounder (Ogbah), three fourth-rounders (Wilson, Kindred and Louis).
Sashi selections sent packing in 2018, Dorsey's first full year as general manager (he officially took over Dec. 7, 2017), were first-rounder Corey Coleman; second-rounder DeShone Kizer; third-rounders Carl Nassib, Shon Coleman and Cody Kessler; fifth-rounders Roderick Johnson and Spencer Drango; sixth-rounder Caleb Brantley, and seventh-rounders Zane Gonzalez and Matthew Dayes.
Jordan Payton, Trey Caldwell and Scooby Wright, 2016 draft picks under Brown, were gone before Dorsey arrived.
Brown's updated batting average of .250 (based on six of 24 draft picks still with the team) is better than the April Indians' .164, but it was hardly the vision when the Sashi group began its own bulldozing of a flawed roster.
It helps that one survivor is Garrett, an All-Pro in 2018. Ogunjobi was a strong third-round pick (one of Dorsey's guys, Jarvis Landry, went out of his way Monday to call the defensive tackle a tone-setting leader). Schobert has been in a Pro Bowl as an alternate.
It remains to be seen whether 2016 first-rounder Njoku takes a step at tight end. DeValve and Higgins, fourth- and fifth-rounders in 2016, have iffy futures.
Other than The Sashi Six, the only pre-Dorsey acquisitions still projected to be part of spring practice are veteran center JC Tretter, Ray Farmer draft picks Joel Bitonio and Christian Kirksey, long snapper Charley Hughlett, punter Britton Colquitt, and 2017 undrafted free agent Trevon Coley. Duke Johnson, a 2015 Round 3 pick of Farmer, is in limbo.
The coming waves of 2019 draft picks, waiver claims and second-line free-agency pick-ups is likely to take the number of pre-Dorsey roster members under 10. Whoopty-woosh.
The NFL is full of examples of swift, sweeping changes.
The Rams are a leading example of racing to a turnaround. When they went 4-12 in 2016, the quarterback was Case Keenum, throwing to starting wideouts Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin, with Greg Robinson at left tackle, and a defense in transition starting E.J. Gaines at cornerback for coordinator Gregg Williams.
The 2017 Rams broke through with a new head coach, Sean McVay, and two developing high draft picks who really mattered, Jared Goff and Todd Gurley.
The 2018 Rams took the next step by getting big contributions from assorted 2017 draft picks outside Round 1 and importing useful veterans Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh and Marcus Peters.
Of the 2018 Rams' top 22 players in snaps played, only seven had been Rams before 2016.
Even the makeover in Los Angeles, though, was gradual and tame compared to the ram-rodding being attempted in Cleveland. But then, Les Snead has been in place as Rams general manager since 2012. The late Tom Heckert, Joe Banner, Farmer, Brown and now Dorsey all have been in charge of Browns rosters in that span.
The Dorsey roster's relationship to his predecessors' rosters grows progressively more faint.
In fairness to Brown, plenty of his draft picks no longer with the Browns are still on NFL rosters.
Peppers was a piece in the March 13 trade that fetched Odell Beckham Jr. Ogbah, a No. 32 overall pick in 2016, was traded to the Chiefs for safety Eric Murray, a No. 106 pick that year.
Kizer, now Aaron Rodgers' backup in Green Bay, fetched safety Damarious Randall in a 2018 swap. Kessler is Nick Foles' top backup, for now, in Jacksonville.
Gonzalez replaced injured Phil Dawson as Arizona's kicker last November and is still with the Cardinals.
Shon Coleman (49ers), Corey Coleman (Giants), Dayes (49ers), Roderick Johnson (Texans), Brantley (Redskins) and Drango (Chargers) all are on 2019 spring rosters.
And all of them are old news. Browns fans never wake up wondering what Dorsey has done for them lately. The next move is always coming, and soon.
The Beckham acquisition left Baltimore's John Harbaugh calling Cleveland the most talented team in the AFC North.
"I think we ARE talented, just like Coach Harbaugh said," Kitchens conceded Monday.
Garrett, the most prominent Sashi-era holdover, added, "Like Freddie said, ‘We’re good on paper.’"
Beckham said these aren't your 1-31 Browns.
"They were building, building, stacking players," Beckham said.
In many minds "they" equals he, and he is Dorsey, the man who cut Kenny Britt the day he got hired.
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