Brown, if I’m the GM and my jobs on the line. I sign Ryan as a fagent because Okudah will not be as good in yr 1 and maybe not even in yr 2
Simmons has no real position. We don’t need him at safety, he’s not a Jack, though he’s played all over he’s not excelled at 1 particularly. Great talent but doesn’t fill a specific need for us. Though he has the talent to be all pro, it won’t be this yr.
Brown or Kinlaw is a significant upgrade to the D. We have Shelton who fills the Snacks role, Williams in the Daniels role, Brown or Kinlaw fill Ashawns role and either would be a major improvement.
You then have a deep and good secondary, improved LBer group with Collins that can play Mike or Jack. A vastly improved Dline with depth. One that should be tough to run on and get pressure. Especially if Epenesa or Gross Matos or Baun fall to 35.
If I’m not worried about winning this yr I might do something else. My jobs on the line, DT is still a need and Brown/Kinlaw can contribute at a high level from jump.
So IMO Ryan is the key to how I handle the draft.