2021 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Cleveland Browns draft analysis, all the picks, best value selection and biggest reach.
Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL Draft Analysis
– This was more of a final piece draft than it was any sort of big help overall – but that’s where Cleveland might be. Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz is a one-trick guy, but that speed and home run hitting skill is a must.
CB Greg Newsome won’t last the season, but when in one piece he’s a terrific cover-corner – and decent value at the 26 considering he was projected to go in the top 20. There are a whole lot of good-looking college players here, but …
– The Browns need Newsome to be great and for Schwartz to be a star for this draft to work. You’re in trouble if you’re expecting your fourth rounders and beyond to play major roles, but that’s what they’re doing.
– Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was wonderful get at the 52. The Notre Dame playmaking linebacker inexplicably fell – he should’ve gone in the top 25 – and he could be Cleveland’s draft -maker.
Best Value Pick: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, 2nd round, 52nd, overall
Biggest Reach: DT Tommy Togiai, Ohio State, 4th round, 132nd overall
Late Flier That Could Work: S Richard LeCounte, Georgia, 5th round, 169th overall
Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2021 NFL Draft Picks
1 (26) – CB Greg Newsome, Northwestern
2 (52) – LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
3 (91) – WR Anthony Schwartz, Auburn
4 (110) – OT James Hudson, Cincinnati
4 (132) – DT Tommy Togiai, Ohio State
5 (153) – LB Tony Fields, West Virginia
5 (169) – S Richard LeCounte, Georgia
6 (211) – WR Demetric Felton, UCLA
Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: Pre-Draft Analysis
If and when Grant Delpit gets past his Achilles’ heel injury, the Browns could quietly have one of the most effective drafts of 2020 – at least so far. This one has the potential to be more of the same, but there should be a little more flash even though the defensive line needs the most work.
It’s about getting younger, stronger, and deeper on the defensive front.. The chance should be there at the 26 to get either a sliding edge rusher – or reach a wee bit for one – or have a chance at a top defensive tackle. It’s a light year for interior linemen, but if Alabama’s Christian Barmore falls here, it could be him over a decent pass rusher.
The excitement could come in the second round, and there’s a chance to get a good value receiver at the 26 if the Browns don’t go with someone for the defensive side. There are so many strong receivers this year that a starter could be found at the 59.
Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2020 NFL Draft Picks
1 OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama
2 S Grant Delpit, LSU
3 DT Jordan Elliott, Missouri
3 LB Jacob Phillips, LSU
4 TE Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
5 C Nick Harris, Washington
6 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
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