With the last pick in the second round, Carlton Davis adds to their secondary. Yes, that means other cornerbacks were either selected ahead of him or were graded worse than him.
This pick won’t be approved by everyone initially but when Cleveland fans see the Pittsburgh Steelers line up running back Le’Veon Bell, wide receivers Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and whoever else they want, they’ll be glad he is a Brown.
I’d compare Davis to Philadelphia Eagles’ Sidney Jones. He was arguably the most talented and had the highest potential of all the CBs but got injured during his pro day and wasn’t much of a factor for the champs last year.
One difference between Jones and Davis is that Jones, while at the University of Washington was much more consistent and put up better numbers. Davis has had injuries in the past too.
Davis’ size, physicality, and ability to break on the ball and deflect it, etc., are all impressive but he also has a tendency to grab the defenders to the point where he should have been called for more penalties. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will have to make sure he cleans that part of his game up immediately.