Browns Mock Draft: After the primary wave of free company

NFL free company is way from over with a ton of receivers, tight ends, working backs and different positions nonetheless ready to get pulled off the market. The Cleveland Browns have made loads of strikes up to now however nonetheless have some areas the place they will deal with want.

The additions of DT Dalvin Tomlinson and DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo provides two starters to the defensive position. The Browns hope both or each Maurice Hurst and Trysten Hill will likely be contributors on the defensive position as effectively.

Bringing in FS Juan Thornhill and bringing again LB Sione Takitaki continued Cleveland’s construct of their protection. CB AJ Inexperienced’s return helps with the departure of Grasping Williams.

For now, re-signing middle Ethan Pocic is the lone transfer on the offensive facet of the ball however it was an necessary one.

We promised you weekly mock drafts so, regardless of free company probably impacting these choices as early as as we speak, we needed to convey you one other one after the primary wave of free company.

For as we speak’s Browns mock draft, we used Professional Soccer Focus’ Mock Draft Simulator:


By the point Cleveland was on the clock, there have been numerous equally valued defensive position and huge receivers nonetheless sitting there. With even fewer picks subsequent yr, buying and selling again so as to add one other fourth-rounder whereas getting one other third and fifth in 2023 was an excessive amount of to go up.

Browns commerce decide #42 to Dallas for picks 58, 90, 162 and a 4th-round decide in 2024

Second Spherical

DE Adetomiwa Adebawore, Northwestern

Our Barry Shuck sat down with Adebawore on the Senior Bowl, earlier than he had an awesome NFL mix and professional day. A flexible participant who can play exterior and in, Cleveland would create some versatility on their line and permit Myles Garrett to relaxation just a little extra. Adebawore might stand up the draft boards however his considerably tweener standing is more likely to hold him as a mid-second-round choice

Third Spherical

WR Tyler Scott, Cincinnati

Scott desires to play for his hometown staff and fills an instantaneous want whereas creating thrilling alternatives for the long run. He wants some growth however is a good after-the-catch participant and will step in because the staff’s third or fourth receiver from day one.

LB Ivan Tempo, Cincinnati

The third spherical grew to become the Cincinnati spherical as the marginally undersized Tempo is a good use of getting a second third-round decide. Tempo will assist instantly on particular groups, nonetheless necessary within the NFL, and may present depth in case of damage at linebacker as a rookie.

Fourth Spherical

RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State

Vaughn falls as a result of he’s undersized however a extremely productive participant who’s nice at working routes, utilizing his stature to cover behind offensive linemen and powerful sufficient to slide between the tackles and never get knocked round.

CB Kei’Trel Clark, Louisville

“My man” on this draft, Clark provides the staff a slot nook with a aggressive nature and willpower to beat his man. That angle will even assistance on particular groups as a rookie.

Fifth Spherical

TE Davis Allen, Clemson

Till Cleveland provides one other tight finish, getting one within the draft is necessary. Allen might by no means be a starter however he has the dimensions and straight-line velocity to be impactful at occasions both within the redzone or up the seam. Right here within the fifth spherical, including a #2 tight finish is sweet worth.

NT Keondre Coburn, Texas

That is the place choices earlier within the draft affect choices now. If an inside defensive lineman was drafted first, Coburn would simply be one too many. On this case, we get the staff’s future at nostril deal with within the fifth spherical. A hulking participant with nice power and good athleticism, studying from Tomlinson will likely be useful as effectively.

FS Quindell Johnson, Memphis

With John Johnson III and Ronnie Harrison Jr. each probably out the door, including one other security to the combination will likely be useful, particularly one who can play free behind Thornhill. Johnson will be that kind of participant and, like others, might help on particular groups immediately.

Sixth Spherical

OL Atonio Mafi, UCLA

With further alternatives, including to the offensive line is a brilliant solution to go. Hjalte Froholdt moved on to Arizona and it is going to be fascinating what Nick Harris’function will likely be subsequent yr. Mafi is an inside lineman that may compete for a backup spot in 2023.

Seventh Spherical

WR Puka Nacua, BYU

Whereas there are different gamers on this listing that you simply would possibly say “he received’t be there once they draft,” Nacua is a participant I feel ought to go a lot greater than this together with into the fourth spherical. A YAC professional, Nacua could make performs with the ball in his arms. Having, probably, too many receivers is a advantageous drawback to have.

Free company is about filling holes, the draft is about filling the long run. Right here we give the Browns gamers who might help immediately but in addition can match what the staff would possibly want in two to 3 years as effectively.

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