2020 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns must take one of these five players in 2nd round

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The Cleveland Browns must come away with one of these five players when the organization goes on the clock with its second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With offensive tackle as a foregone conclusion in the first-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, it’s almost as important the Cleveland Browns find another significant contributor in the second round.

The Browns’ worst drafts since 1999 were recently ranked, and it was really a sad piece to write. Not only did so many first-round picks go bust, but the Browns squandered so many second-round selections, as well. For a team that’s lacked talent for the better part of two decades, Cleveland kept churning away like the Hampster in a wheel because the organization couldn’t find talented starters in the early rounds.

As the Browns enter the 2020 draft, Paul DePodesta is perceived to be The Man when it comes to which direction Cleveland will go come draft day. Unfortunately, 2016 was one of those aforementioned worst draft drafts since 1999.

That year, Cleveland tried to turn one draft into two, and accumulated multiple picks while stripping down the roster in an effort to accumulate picks.

With the first pick in the second round, the Browns notoriously selected Emmanuel Ogbah when everyone’s grandmother even knew the smart thing to do was draft Michael Thomas.  Like so many players drafted by the Browns, Ogbah never saw a second contract with Cleveland got a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Chiefs, even though he was injured for the playoffs.

Hopefully DePo’s analytics work a little better this time around, as the Browns must come away with one of these five prospects on draft day.