1. Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahomna
If the Browns are looking for a gunner to lineup opposite of Myles Garrett, Ronnie Perkins would be the choice if he’s still available with the 26th pick.
Perkins will leave school early to go pro, and had a tremendous season after sitting out the Sooners’ first five games because of a suspension. He and two other players were suspended before the 2019 Peach Bowl for a failed drug test, according to reports.
When he got on the field, Perkins’ name was a constant in the box score as he tallied 10.5 tackles for a loss, as well as 5.5 sacks and 19 hurries in just six games. PFF graded him out with a mark of 90.5, which is considered “elite.”
Looking at mocks right now, Perkins isn’t always listed as a first-round pick. He was certainly disruptive at college and his stock will likely increase in the pre-draft process.
That’s especially true with the defensive end class being viewed as weaker compared to the recent past.