When the Cleveland Browns signed cornerback Troy Hill as a no cost agent, the typical consensus was Hill would quickly slide into the slot CB purpose. It is the key placement Hill played for the Los Angeles Rams about the previous handful of seasons right before he joined the Browns final 7 days.
But Browns GM Andrew Berry trumpeted Hill’s versatility in introducing the new corner to the media.
“Troy is a multipurpose corner that has performed inside and exterior,’’ Berry said. “He’s a wise football player who can enjoy gentleman coverage, zone coverage, switch the ball in excess of and is a seem tackler. We all seen him as a definitely big portion of the defensive results in Los Angeles this earlier 12 months, and for us, the skill to have a corner that can participate in at a substantial amount on both equally the outside and within offers us a lot of versatility with who we presently have on the roster and who we might increase moving ahead.”
Hill does have some knowledge enjoying outdoors but did his very best operate in the slot for the Rams. It is that work that led Berry and the Browns to fork out him $9 million around two yrs to ostensibly swap Kevin Johnson on the protection. Johnson was also a main slot CB but with some outside the house experience, while Johnson did not fare so nicely when kicked exterior in his 1 season in Cleveland.
The ability to slide outdoors is vital specified the longevity considerations with each outdoors CBs, Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams. It opens the risk for the Browns to increase another major slot corner as effectively, be it in totally free company or in the upcoming draft.