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Round 3, pick 91: Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State

With corner, safety and defensive end addressed in free agency, defensive tackle may be the position that needs the most help. It’s arguable, but since the Browns let Larry Ogunjobi leave for Cincinnati in free agency, Cleveland must now find a starter.

Cleveland gave Malik Jackson a chance to compete for the starting job, and the Browns seem to be high on Jordan Elliott, a late-round pick from last spring’s draft. Plus, the team will have Andrew Billings back in the mix. Billings opted out of 2020 due to COVID-19.

Sheldon Richardson will be penciled in at starter, but this will probably be the veteran’s last season with the Browns.

Wilson had a down season with Seminoles in 2020, as Florida State shifted from more of a four-man front to three down lineman. I know what you’re thinking: “The Browns play with four down linemen!”

Maybe it was just the Florida State program, which was a disaster a season ago.

PFF’s analytics show Wilson still had his fair share of wins.

"His pass-rush win rate in 2019 was 16.8% and dropped to only 13.4% this past season. The 2019 mark had him tied for the seventh-highest win rate in the country among defensive interior players. He ranked 34th in 2020 — only a slight dropoff."

Adding him late in the third-round would be a gamble worth making though, because if he’s the player who posted a 90.7 grade in 2019, PFF declared him to be a 10-year starter.