2nd round, Jeremy Chinn, FS, SIU
A story recently ran here that listed the five players the Browns must come away with at No. 41, and Brugler agrees with one of those selections, as Jeremy Chinn was his pick for Cleveland with the 21st pick.
Filling the need at free safety is probably the Browns’ second biggest need behind offensive tackle, although you could probably make a case for linebacker, as well.
That said, finding a new center fielder is something that has to be shored up with the 41st pick, because waiting any longer would mean a more diluted talent pool, which means the eventual selection probably won’t be good enough to start.
Chinn may not be as athletic as Clemson phenom Isaiah Simmons, but he’s pretty darn close.
Chinn has some rough edges that need smoothing, but considering the success new defensive coordinator Joe Woods has had working with defensive backs, it’s a good bet the SIU product will get coached up and be ready to go for Week 1.
Principal’s note: With the 42nd pick, Brugler mocked Grant Delpit to the Jaguars. It depends who you ask, but Delpit is the better bet, which is why this selection got bumped down from an A. Grade: B