Cleveland Browns: 4 things Browns absolutely got right in 2020 NFL Draft

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1. Biggest needs addressed

The Browns three biggest needs entering the draft were left tackle, safety and linebacker, and by the end of the third round, Andrew Berry attacked each problem.

With the first pick, he found, potentially, a left tackle in Jedrick Wills, who will be the blindside protector for the next decade.

Next, he found a ballhawking, playmaking safety in Grant Delpit. This prospect figures to inject life into a secondary that was missing the turnover gene a season ago.

At linebacker, with his second pick in the third round, he took LSU’s Jacob Phillip, a player who missed just three tackles in 88 attempts, while leading the national champions in takedowns.

Most of these picks were well received by the fan base, but there’s a sect of us who won’t forget that Berry passed on Antoine Winfield Jr. and Malik Harrison with his second and third-round selections.

Winfield, a native of Columbus and son of a Buckeye legend, balled out for an overachieving Minnesota team a season ago, while Malik Harrison was thought as the quiet guy who made all the plays Chase Young didn’t for Ohio State.

The Harrison pick will particularly stand out, because for years, the Browns seemed allergic to taking Ohio State players. Yes, it’s ridiculous to take a player just because he went to OSU, but you’ve got to be GREAT to even be considered for the Buckeyes. They churn out NFL talent like the Jersey Cattle produce milk.

Harrison was selected one pick later, by the Ravens, no less. Based off watching the Browns the last 20, years, you know how this plays out!

I digress. They took three excellent college players who played at big-time college progams with a history of production.