The Browns are roaring toward the NFL Draft while the mock draft silly season has reached a fever pitch.
Yesterday, you may have read about about a linebacker tapped by the Browns named Jamin Davis. Chances are, you never heard of the Kentucky product prior to yesterday. This wasn’t some Joe with a Blogspot account either. The NFL’s Daniel Jeremiah was a the prognosticator on this pick.
ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi had an interesting column this morning where he was asked if the Browns would go with the best player available, regardless of position.
He argued that the Browns should be drafting “the best player available for their team.”
With that in mind, keep Christian Barmore in the back of your mind. Jim Nagy, the executive president of the senior bowl, tweeted how the league is higher on the Alabama defensive tackle more than the media.
He’d be fit for the Browns, even with the signing of Malik Jackson and Andrew Billings expected to return after opting out in 2020. Barmore is a run stuff with a pedigree for getting into the backfield. Talk about value–having a top-15 talent sitting at No. 26. That’s what happens when everyone’s chasing quarterbacks.
The front four must be able to generate pressure and with Larry Ogunjobi departing in free agency, the Browns need to find a great player at the spot, especially considering this could be Sheldon Richardson’s final year in an orange helmet.
The craziness of mock season continues though, with the most insane two-round mock I’ve seen, courtesy of CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso.