General manager John Dorsey was a hot commodity once the Kansas City Chiefs let him go last season. Once he hit the market, the Cleveland Browns wasted no time, as they fired then-general manager Sashi Brown in order to bring in Dorsey.
The longtime NFL executive made some Browns fans apprehensive in this year's NFL Draft, after selecting Baker Mayfield and Denzel Ward with their first two picks. While many complained about the Browns not selecting Sam Darnold or Bradley Chubb, they are now eating their words, especially when looking at the team's he has built over the years.
John Dorsey drafted Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt. Traded up for Patrick Mahomes. Drafted Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward, Antonio Callaway. Traded for Jarvis Landry. Browns fans should be feeling pretty good about the future.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 11, 2018
Mayfield has taken the reins under center and provided a much-needed jolt to Cleveland's offense. Not to mention he has Jarvis Landry as his top receiver, whom Dorsey acquired from the Miami Dolphins, creating a rather dangerous offensive duo.
Ward is tied for the most interceptions in the NFL with three, and has the most passes defensed among all NFL defensive backs (nine). Ward is currently the favorite for the Defensive Rookie of the Year, while
While the immediate success may not happen right away, just look over at the electric Chiefs team, one in which Dorsey built.
He traded up to take Patrick Mahomes last year, who is currently one of the more dynamic and explosive quarterbacks in the league, and has broken countless record through the first five games of the season. Later that draft, he took Kareem Hunt in the third round, and he turned out to be a diamond in the rough.
Then there's Travis Kelce, who is up there with Rob Gronkowski as the league's top tight ends. Last, but not least, is Tyreek Hill, who has become a matchup nightmare for defensive backs with his catching ability and his cheetah-like speed.
There will be a day when we say, “Man ... John Dorsey drafted Patrick Mahomes AND Baker Mayfield.”— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) September 17, 2018
When looking at the success of the Chiefs early on this season, Browns fans, just remember Dorsey built that team. Cleveland has the potential to reach that level in the coming years.