This pre-free agency mock draft sees the Cleveland Browns shore up their offensive line, while also adding some much needed help on the EDGe.
The Cleveland Browns are marching toward the NFL’s new year with the combine out of the way, and now that those workout numbers and the like have been posted, we’ve seen some risers and fallers as the draft draws near.
Free agency is the last domino to fall in helping teams determine which way they’ll go when going on the clock during April’s NFL Draft.
The Browns are expected to be active when the organization can begin “legal tampering” March 16. With a slew of needs, including offensive line, defensive line, EDGE, linebacker, tight end and safety, Cleveland figures to make one or two splashes in free agency, before filling other needs, with at least two starters from the 2020 draft class.
Cleveland has roughly $65 million to spend in free agency, and that amount may go up depending on what the organization does with high priced players such as Olivier Vernon.
Come draft day, the Browns will have seven picks, which is a small number of selections when compared to recent years. With the Browns views to be as a team to win now, former GM John Dorsey wasn’t shy about riding away picks to acquire players.
The only round in which the Browns don’t have a pick is the fifth, however, Dorsey got a third rounder for Duke Johnson during the in-season trade that sent the back to the Texans.
This first-round mock offers a quick glimpse of what the Browns may do in rounds 2-7…So without further ado…with the first pick.