Green Bay Packers: Damarious Randall traded to Browns for DeShone Kizer

Green Bay Packers: Damarious Randall traded to Browns for DeShone Kizer

Enter the Green Bay Packers who recently made just one of those moves.

Kizer has three years left on his rookie deal. He's due to have his fifth-year option picked up or declined this summer, so it's a crucial time in Randall's career, but it's clear that the Browns want him.

After his benching this past season, Randall would finish the season on fire.

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Essentially everyone involved with this trade has a previous relationship with the opposite side. The deal can't be officially completed until March 15 (AEDT).

Kizer was the Browns' starter this past season and has a long way to go.

Packer fans are already wondering if this opens the door for a pursuit of Richard Sherman, and while this could be a realistic scenario, it is still much more likely that the team would select Josh Jackson with the 14th pick in this year's draft rather than pay significant money to an aging player. He was constantly dealing with injury in a secondary that could not get healthy itself.

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Randall should immediately step in opposite Jason McCourty and be a starting corner for a Browns passing defense that ranked 27th against the pass by DVOA according to Football Outsiders. Cleveland is still expected to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. That leaves Kizer without a long-term role with the Browns, thus making him an expendable asset.

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters during the National Football League scouting combine that, "Brett Hundley wasn't ready for what he needed to be ready for".

This couldn't be better news for Kizer.

Why did the Packers trade for Kizer? Given how well the Browns' front office knows Randall, its desire for a player it scouted and watched in person also makes sense.

Randall's time in Green Bay was a colossal disappointment after being drafted in the first round out of Arizona State. Swapping picks in the fourth and fifth rounds with the Browns is a very positive development, as it will give the Packers the first pick of those rounds. They could bundle those picks to move up, but that's hardly the selling point of the deal. Add a free agent or two and a draft pick or two and the Packers will be fine at cornerback.

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