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

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Round 5, No. 155: Shaka Toney, DE, Penn State

If throwing bodies on the stockpile at defensive tackle is something do, defensive end is another position you need to stock up at to combat injuries.

Think about the edge for a second: How often did we see Adrian Clayborn and Porter Gustin in rotational roles?

Now with the spot Olivier Vernon occupied set to open, the Browns will be looking for a starter this offseason. Free agency is certainly an option, but using the draft to build strength at a position that can eat up a lot of cap space certainly fits within the analytics model.

In Toney, the Browns would be acquiring a a two-year starter who led Penn State with seven sacks in nine games. He finished his collegiate career with 19.5, which is tied for 10th on the Nittany Lons all-time list.