Browns 7-round mock draft: Impact prospects make defense a juggernaut

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Round 3, pick 89: D.J. Daniel, CB, Georgia

On paper, the Browns look stout with Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams as starters. Unfortunately,  Williams has to prove he can make it through a tackling drill on the first day of training camp before we can really pencil him for Week 1.

Additionally, Terrance Mitchell, who has done a solid job of filling in for Ward and Williams when needed, will look to strike it rich on the free-agent market. It’d be nice for the Browns to bring him back, but they will likely be unable to do so because the organization’s financial resources will be allocated elsewhere.

With this in mind, the third round is a good place to start looking for depth, which makes D.J. Daniel the pick.

Daniel worked his way up the JUCO ranks before transferring to Georgia, where in two seasons, he recorded 51 tackles and deflected 9 passes.

At 6-foot-1, 185-pounds, Daniel’s size is an asset, as it was in 2019 when he matched up with blue chipper Ja’Marr Chase. Chase is expected to be a top-5 pick and some of Daniel’s best tape was collected when he covered the top prospect.

The Browns will look to add depth this offseason, and Daniel offers that, in addition to the potential to start down the road.