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

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4. Replaced Higgins with Upside

The Browns have their new Rashard Higgins in the form of MIchigan’s Donovan Peoples-Jones. Our own Mike Graham mocked DPJ to Cleveland in the later rounds, and he’s an intriguing talent, even after under performing at Michigan.

As Ohio State fans know, Michigan has endured some terrible quarterback play under John Harbaugh, so that’s worth noting when evaluating Peoples-Jones.

The big thing with DPJ is analytics. The Michigan product SPARQ score tested in the 99th percentile, and you know how much Paul DePodesta loves him him some SPARQ score testing.

Additionally, this a good pick because they’re not going to be much expected of DPJ in year one. The Browns will run a lot of two receiver sets. You’ll see a fullback and two tight ends. Ideally, bringing DPJ along slowly will help his development.

The Browns were lacking wide-receiver talent after their big two of Jarvis Landry and OBJ, now they’ve got a prospect who brings an awful lot of potential. I know some Buckeye fans who will disagree with passing on K.J. Hill on the board, but when you’re talking sixth-round, you’re talking ceiling.

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Jones is listed at 6-1, 212 pounds. He posted a 44.5 vertical and 11.58″ broad. He also turned in a 4.48 second mark in the 40.