Browns 7-round mock draft projects trade down out of 1st round

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Round 7, Pick 222 (from Bills) Jamar Johnson, S, Indiana

Perhaps it’s wishful thinking to believe he’ll hang around this long, but Jamar Johnson would be a good developmental candidate to add to the roster.

It was a little surprising to see him leave school early. He notched four interception as a junior in what Indiana blogers called his “breakout year.” Building off that season might’ve improved his stock. Other mock drafters have him going in the sixth round.

That said, there’s still the pandemic looming over sports and this is Johnson’s shot to turn football into a living.

I’ve gone over the top of the depth chart already, as Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams are the starters on paper. From this point forward, we’ll always be cautious of Williams until he proves he can make it through an entire season.

As for the lower part of the depth chart, the Browns just released Robert Jackson, while Terrance Mitchell is set to walk in free agency. Kevin Johnson’s contract is up, as well.

Johnson could fill the developmental role filled by A.J. Green last season. The Browns really liked the Oklahoma State product after plucking him from the undrafted free-agent market.

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He was eventually activated to the 53-man roster when the Browns were losing corners to injuries/COVID protocols.