The Cleveland Browns drafted Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft at pick No. 88.
The Cleveland Browns may have gotten as teal at No. 88 in defensive tackle Jordan Elliott. The Missouri product is graded at a 92.4 from Pro Football Focus and was their 23rd best prospect for the draft. Elliot is the second defensive pick of the night, following LSU safety Grant Delpit in the second round earlier in the evening. They join day one pick, No. 10 overall player Jedrick Wills, an offensive tackle out of Alabama.
Like before with Delpit, the Browns traded down, this time with the Saints, swapping spots by 14 in order to get a third-round pick in 2021. The Browns also sent a seventh-round pick with the 74th overall pick to the Saints and got back the 88th pick and the aforementioned third round in 2021.
The Browns still have one last pick in day two, and if it’s entirely possible they go with a defensive pick again. Though, they could also address the interior of their offensive line as well with that third pick on day two.
The draft did get a bit shorter, having traded away their seventh-round pick this year, so the Browns need to maximize the rest of this draft and get as many top prospects as possible. It’s entirely possible that every rookie taken so far in the 2020 NFL Draft will be expected to be starters at this point. Focusing on the defense isn’t the wrong move here, but the Browns passed up on Zach Baun and traded down, which is angering some fans as many wanted guys like Baun and Antoine Winfield Jr.
Though fans are more than likely going to just be happy if whoever the Browns pick end up panning out for some time.