2022 ClevelandBrowns.com Mock Draft 2.0

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Nathan Zegura

44. EDGE David Ojabo (Michigan) – It’s my simulation and I can create whatever scenarios I want, and in this scenario the Browns have re-signed Jadeveon Clowney and can afford the luxury of waiting for Ojabo to come back. recover from his torn Achilles. during his Pro Day. Andrew Berry established a yearly tradition of landing first-round second-round talent with Grant Delpit in 2020 and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in 2021, and I think that continues with Ojabo, who probably would have gone to the Top 15 if not for his wound. Few teams have the roster set up to be able to have a redshirt pick in the second round, but the Browns do it and they will reap the rewards for years to come.

78. WR Alec Pierce (Cincinnati) — With the impact player and secure succession planning on the edge, the Browns turn their attention to acquiring more weapons in the passing game and select Alec Pierce from Cincinnati. Pierce has great height, speed and athleticism profiles and has been compared to Jordy Nelson. He’s 6’3″ and runs a 4.4 40-yard dash with a 40-inch vertical, so he can win vertically and in contested catch situations. He has the traits to become a true #1 X receiver and would bring a combo of great size and speed to the Browns’ receiving corps.

99. DT DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M) – Perrion Winfrey could be a consideration here, but is off the board in my scenario. The Browns look to Leal who was first team All-SEC and All-American in 2021 with 8.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. He’s more of a pass-rushing inside defensive tackle who could see work early in his career as a subset inside rusher on Browns Cheetah fronts (three defensive ends) or a big defensive end in situations. race. I think the Browns will always focus on the inside pass rush on the run stopping early in the drafts and Leal gets the green light here allowing the Browns to get three quality players and fill their three plus great needs by the end of day 2.

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