Here’s the first edition of the Cleveland Browns mock draft. The 2021 season, as a result, has not been too kind to Cleveland. You can find one of our mock drafts here.
In the same vein, this Browns wire piece will keep track of the end of the season. Ahead of the last two games, Cleveland is projected to pick 13th in the first round.
(This is current-day, but things can and likely will change before the end of the season.)
Round 1, Pick 13 – Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
The Browns have some major question marks at the wide receiver position. The departure of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry’s injuries also adds some complications. Wilson is a guy who can be a total stud in Orange and Brown.
Round 2, Pick 44 – Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
Baker Mayfield has not performed well in his contract season. Ridder is also a local product for Browns fans, so he should become a fan-favorite rather quickly.
Round 3, Pick 77 – Henry To’oto’o, LB, Alabama
The Browns’ linebacking corps in 2021 has been iffy. On the other hand, To’oto’o started at Tennessee before transferring, and as a result, he led the Tide in tackles with 102 in the 2021 campaign. He can help solve some of the issues with his tackling and speed.
Round 4, Pick 104 – Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette
Offensive tackle is lacking in Cleveland. in other words, injuries have negatively affected free agents and other draft picks. A big 6’6″ frame at under 300 pounds makes Mitchell a sleeper pick.
Round 4, Pick 114 – Amare Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech
The Browns already have a star edge rusher in Myles Garrett. However, it wouldn’t hurt to have someone else to complement him on the edge. Likewise, Barno could be comparable to Jadeveon Clowney if he stays healthy.
Round 5, Pick 154 – Trevius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU
A nephew of an NFL Hall-of-Famer, Hodges-Tomlinson is still developing himself as a corner. He also managed a pair of interceptions in 2021, including a pick-six. In the same vein as Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams, he can be a cover corner.
Round 6, Pick 191 – O’Cyrus Torrence, Interior Offensive Lineman, Louisiana-Lafayette
The interior offensive linemen have been riddled as of late. Consequently, here’s a good choice. Torrence has a 6’5″, 330-pound frame, similar to a Logan Mankins. He can help plug the middle to ease pressure off of the Browns’ signal-caller.
Round 7, Pick 219 – Kerby Joseph, Safety, Illinois
Safety is inconsistent as of late. However, Joseph was the #1 PFF college safety in 2021. He’s similar to an Earl Thomas type build with his hard-hitting and coverage abilities.
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