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

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Picks 26-32

Scouting Report. Yetur Gross-Matos. player. Pick Analysis. Edge. Penn St. 26. 50

This is a result of the trade earlier with the Dolphins. The Lions have a big need at edge, and a good problem to have with Kenneth Murray still here. Gross-Matos provides an edge who is still raw but has tremendous skill and a versatile piece across from Trey Flowers.

Neville Gallimore. 27. Pick Analysis. DT. Oklahoma. player. 36. Scouting Report

A lot of this will depend on Jadaveon Clowney and whether he returns in 2020. Gallimore can move for a defensive tackle and if Clowney is back can provide an interior disrupter for the Seahawks, if he’s not, edge becomes a big priority for Seattle.

Kenneth Murray. Scouting Report. Oklahoma. 28. player. 26. Pick Analysis. LB

Baltimore is a best player available team, and Murray is the best player available here at 28…The Ravens, who happen to have a need here at line backer, luck into Murray, a prospect who provides  sideline-to-sideline playmaker for the Ravens.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LB. 29. Wisconsin. Zach Baun. player. 35

Baun was very productive at Wisconsin, fits off ball in the NFL and can rush the passer. We’ll see if Derrick Henry re-signs in Tennessee, if he doesn’t, there are a lot of running backs available here, but if he is back Baun is a nice chess piece for Mike Vrabel.

Scouting Report. TE. Notre Dame. Cole Kmet. Pick Analysis. 30. . player. 49

Murray or Baun here would have bee ideal for Green Bay, but both are gone, and the Packers also have a giant hole at tight end, with word that Jimmy Graham will not be back. Kmet is the best tight end in the draft, and would be a big target over the middle for Aaron Rodgers.

QB. Washington-projected trade with SF. 31. player. 48. Pick Analysis. Jacob Eason. Scouting Report

Tampa trades picks Nos. 45 and 76 to go up for a quarterback that has been rumored to be bound to Tampa and Bruce Arians. Eason is raw still, but has a cannon and fits like a glove in Arians’ offense. San Francisco doesn’t have a pick for three rounds after 31, so they are going down and picking up some more capital here.

32. 124. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Georgia. RB. D'Andre Swift. player

Speaking of picks that fit like a glove, KC also needs corner help and there are a few good ones here, but the possibility of adding the draft’s best back, for the league’s best offense, is too good to be true for Andy Reid. Swift isn’t the biggest guy, but is a home run hitter who can catch the ball out of the back field.