2019 NFL mock draft: Cleveland Browns trade Duke Johnson in final version 5.0

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Browns Picks, Rounds 4-7

119. Ben Banogu-DE-TCU-Not the biggest guy at 6-foot-3, 250 lbs, but was super productive his last two years at TCU (17 sacks, 24.5 tacles for loss) and had a killer combine, Also  a chess piece the Browns can move around on defense, like Genard Avery. Depth on the edge is a concern and I believe the Browns address it somewhat early.

144. Rodney Anderson-RB-Oklahoma– The Browns take a running back here, which instantly raises the Duke Johnson trade watch to DEFCON-5.

As for the player they draft here, Anderson doesn’t have a lot of mileage, because of injury. But during his redshirt sophomore year, he was really productive. He missed parts of three years due to injury. Here at 144, he’s worth a risk, and fits what the Browns want to do at running back.

146) Marvell Tell-CB/S-USC The Browns don’t wait long to trade Johnson. While the Eagles still like Duke, it’s the Lions who make move, giving the Browns pick 146 and 204.

With their new pick, the Browns take Tell, a player who left school a year early. A similar theme throughout these picks are traits, and Tell has them. I believe his coverage ability lends to a project at corner, and if developed can be a future starter.

155) Foster Moreau-TE-LSU-Will need to cut his teeth as a blocker, and he can do it, specializes as an in line blocker, has traits that lead me to believe he can develop more than that.

170) Stephen Denmark-CB-Valdosta St-One of the Browns top 30 visits, raw project, he played only one year at corner after converting from receiver, probably ends up on the practice squad as coaches try to convert his elite traits to a press corner.

189) Jaquan Johnson-S-Miami-Johnson played both safety positions at Miami, and also excelled at special teams, not the biggest guy, but very productive, and extremely physical. Won’t hurt as a backup, and can be a tone setter in kickoff coverages.

204) Manny Wilkins-QB-Arizona St (Trade with Lions for Duke Johnson)-Browns are of the Ron Wolf tree, and part of that is taking QBs every year. Wilkins while a thin frame, can spin the ball, and is good at leading receivers with anticipation. Struggles presnap, and holds the ball a long time but a worthwhile project that can turn into a backup QB down the road.

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219) Preston Williams-WR-Colorado St-A John Dorsey special, falls late in round 7, due to off field issues including an altercation with an ex girlfriend that caused him to not be invited to the combine, and a horrific pro day. Game tape shows he can run by the secondary, low risk here in 7th, and would be an easy cut due to depth, but can be high reward if he turns it around.