Filling needs all over the roster
In an ideal world, LSU running Derrius Guice falls to 33. If that were to happen Cleveland needs to draft him. In this scenario, Guice does not fall to 33 and despite the temptation of trading up to draft him, I bypass the opportunity.
Instead, at 33, Cleveland gets their CB1 in Colorado’s Isaiah Oliver. The Browns have talented corners but none of them are a CB1 or has the potential to become one. Oliver does not have the top ball skills, as that trait goes to Iowa’s Josh Jackson, but despite that, he is extremely talented and will grow into the CB1 role.
At 35, SMU’s Courtland Sutton is still on the board and comes into Cleveland starting opposite Josh Gordon. While Washington’s Dante Pettis, Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk, among others are tempting, they just simply were not my preference at that point in the draft.
With the last pick in the second round, 64th overall, the left tackle position is filled via Oregon’s Tyrell Crosby. Now, every tackle in this class is not of a plug and play caliber. Those drafted earlier are best suited to start on the right side, at least heading into training camp or preseason.
By midway through the season (at the very latest), Crosby will be permanently the starting LT. Crosby is the pick but I would also have been happy with Ohio State’s Jamarco Jones, Mississippi State’s Martinas Rankin or Western Michigan’s Chukwuma Okorafor a bit later on.