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

Cleveland Browns Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
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Round 2, pick 35: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, ND

After trading down nine spots, it becomes a little easier to mock a linebacker to the Browns.

With analytics putting emphasis on targeting big money positions, such as edge rusher and corner, it’s hard to envision Cleveland taking a linebacker in the first round. There’s a caveat to that though, because they could take a LB  who they believe can line up as a 4-3 defensive end.

So, with the 35th pick, the Browns tap Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah to fix their defensive woes.

Pro Football Focus noted how he boasts “pure explosiveness,” and that’s exactly what the Browns defense needs. The images of Devin Bush dominating at the position during the Super Bowl for Tampa is still fresh in the minds of Browns’ fans.

To get an idea of what speed can do, look no further than how Jacob Phillips performed in 2020. He’s far from a finished product, but the speed that the LSU product brought to the field was a evident.

As for Owusu-Koromoah, PFF noted he has the potential to become an elite coverage linebacker.