Tony Grossi Mock Draft 6.0: Grading The Latest Cleveland Browns Picks

Oct 29, 2016; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Brian Lewerke (14) attempts a pass as Michigan Wolverines linebacker Jabrill Peppers (5) defends during the second half at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2016; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Brian Lewerke (14) attempts a pass as Michigan Wolverines linebacker Jabrill Peppers (5) defends during the second half at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 6, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Connecticut Huskies defensive back Obi Melifonwu jumps up to stretch his legs before running the 40 yard dash during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 6, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Connecticut Huskies defensive back Obi Melifonwu jumps up to stretch his legs before running the 40 yard dash during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

Budda Baker, Washington, S, Grade: C

There is a lot to like about Budda Baker‘s game, and he would shore up a position of need. No need to rehash the has I just went over. If Baker gets picked and the Browns fail to trade up one spot for Trubisky, you should be irate.

If I wasn’t factoring in Trubisky going at 32, Baker would probably be more deserving of a “B” grade.

Top rated safeties Jamal Adams and Malik Hooker are picked in the top seven.

But if the Browns open day two with Obi Melifonwu available, the 6-foot-4, size-speed freak would be my choice. The Browns recently worked out Melinfonwu.

While Grossi doesn’t think Melinfonwu will be a first-round pick, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him off the board when the Browns pick at 33.

Hue Jackson got a chance to see him up close and personally during the Senior Bowl, and he’s continued to impress then, posting a 4.40-yard dash time, as well as a 44-inch vertical leap at the combine.

Additionally, if Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is available, I’m not sure how the Browns can pass him up. He’s not the best safety in the draft and he will need coached up, but he’s probably one of the best athletes available. He could also help fix a Browns punt return game that’s basically been dormant the past two years.