Cleveland Browns find EDGE rushers in pre- free agency NFL mock draft

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Picks 16-20

Alabama-Projected trade with ATL. WR. Henry Ruggs. 16. . player. 54. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Philly trades pick 85 and a fifth rounder to make the move with Atlanta. Eagles have a major need at receiver and Ruggs will make the Eagles think of DeSean Jackson, or a Mike Wallace type. Ruggs isn’t just deep speed, he also is a good route runner.

WR. Alabama. 17.. 123. Pick Analysis. Jerry Jeudy. player. Scouting Report

The run at wide receiver continues with Jeudy, again, free agency will tell the tale of the draft, and it’s unsure if Amari Cooper is back in Dallas, if not, this is an automatic pick for Dallas. If he is…then still the value of Jeudy here at 17 would be incredibly hard to pass on.

Pick Analysis. T. Houston. player. 59. Scouting Report. Josh Jones. 18

Here comes the next run for the 2nd tier of tackles. Jones is massive, can move well, and had a good week in Indy. Miami has a big need at tackle, and can’t afford to wait until pick 26 to draft one. Three picks in the 1st round, one of these has to be on the offensive line.

LB. Patrick Queen. 19. 28. Pick Analysis. LSU. player. Scouting Report

For the Raiders as we said before receiver is a big need, and they just missed on the short run of them there, but it’s also deep, line backer is not as deep, and the top one on the board is still there. Queen fills a big need for them, and the Raiders in the middle of the defense just got a lot better in round one.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. T. Boise St.. Ezra Cleveland. 20.. player. 52

It’s been speculated that the Browns are interested in Cleveland should Andrew Berry trade down. If Cleveland goes this route, I bet the Browns will try and stay ahead of the Jaguars. Like the Browns,  Jacksonville also employs an analytical front office and my guess is they would also be in on Cleveland as well. He had a fantastic week in Indy, and barring a surprise will be drafted in the first round.