Being quarantined has me playing with everything, including the mock draft creator that everyone knows and loves from TDN. After messing up the first pick on my first try because of fat fingers, I started anew and was pretty happy with the turnout. Let’s get this Browns mock draft started.
Jedrick Wills Jr., Tackle, Alabama
Wills has the length and talent to play on the left side. He is also more than athletic enough for the stretch zone system that the Browns will run next season. At 6’5″ and 320 pounds, Wills has the perfect build, but some were still concerned about playing left tackle. Then he measured at 34 1/4″ arms and 10″ hands showing the length to ease concern. If Wills is still available, this is a strong pick.
Patrick Queen, Linebacker, LSU
Queen is the next linebacker in line to hit the NFL out of LSU. If he falls to 41, this will benefit the Browns greatly. Currently, they have a significant need at the position with only one semi proven starter in Mack Wilson. A linebacker like Queen with 4.5 speed and the strength to get off blocks can step right in day one and make plays. Wilson and Queen would be a nice, and cheap, duo for a few years.
Kyle Dugger, Safety, Lenoir-Rhyne
Dugger has shown a unique blend of size, speed, and explosiveness during his time in college. There is no doubt about the talent, but there are some questions regarding his motor. This concern could just be an elite talent losing focus against lesser talent. Dugger will need to prove he can play with NFL talent. The Browns brought two safeties in during free agency but if a talent like Dugger is sitting at pick 74 it’s worth the pick.
Khalid Kareem, Edge, Notre Dame
Kareem has all the physical traits you are looking for, big arms, and hands to help create separation from blockers. The issue is that those traits only produced limited production. Drafting Kareem is taking the physical talent and coaching it up into at least a nice rotational piece. Maybe the production catches up with the ability over time.
Logan Stenberg, Offensive line, Kentucky
Stenberg has been the starting left guard since his sophomore season in Kentucky. He has proven to be a fundamentally sound player that has improved every year. After 13 more starts his senior year, he was honored with 2019 second-team All-SEC honors for his bullish play. Stenberg is a blue-collar lineman with a mean streak. Stenberg’s ceiling is likely a backup with the potential to start after a couple of years in an NFL program.
Geno Stone, Safety, Iowa
Stone was extremely productive for Iowa. He finished the season with 70 tackles, three for loss, one sack, one interception, four pass breakups and three forced fumbles in 13 starts. Stone makes plays off a high football IQ more than physical ability. This may limit his impact at the NFL level Stone has a chance to be in the league a long time as a reliable player on the back end.
Kendrick Rogers, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M
Rogers has the size and speed combo that teams drool over. He combines a 6’4″ 208-pound frame with 4.5 speed and a 35.5 inch vertical. The problem is the playmaking doesn’t match the talent. It’s the seventh-round, might as well go for the physical traits and hope the strength and big plays come with coaching and an NFL strength program.
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