Browns mock draft: 3 best candidates for first-round pick

Browns Terrace Marshall Jr. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Browns Terrace Marshall Jr. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Browns Terrace Marshall Jr. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

3. Terrace Marshall, Jr., WR, LSU

I don’t know, I’m buying a wide receiver here. That said, I’m don’t see 5-foot-9 Elijah Moore as the fruit of Andrew Berry’s eye. I just can’t fathom the Browns using a pick on someone who doesn’t have No. 1 wideout potential.

I especially think a wide receiver could be in play here because the top corners will have been picked through.

You can take an edge rusher, but by 26, the Browns will be picking either the fourth or fifth rated defensive end available.

Quick history lesson: The Browns had the 32nd pick in the 2017 draft. Michael Thomas was on the board. Commence the second round of the draft and turn in the card. Simple, easy. Cleveland took Emmanuel Ogbah, a player with “raw talent” and “all the tools.” Thomas went 47th. Ogbah is gone, Thomas is putting together a Hall of Fame resume.

I bring this up because it was obvious to Browns fans who watch Ohio State that Thomas was a talent. Plus, it’s not like the Browns were loaded at wide receiver at the time. Missing on that pick is one I’ll never forgive DePodesta far. It was an obiovus won and analytics got in the way.

Ok, so why Marshall? He’s a big-time talent who produced on college football’s biggest stage, having played for LSU.

The 6-foot-2 1/2 Marshall looks the part and has the speed to be a downfield threat on the outside.